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Court Orders Battered Journalists to Compensate Deputy Registrar Waninda

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High court Deputy Registrar Dr. Mushabe Alex Karooho has on Wednesday ordered the Uganda Journalist Association (UJA), journalists Eric Yiga and Hannington Kisakye to compensate the Deputy Registrar Fred Waninda after losing the assault and torture case they filed against him.

Journalists have been asked to pay him Shs 10,803,000 as damages and costs in the torture and assault case they lost.

These dragged Waninda to court accusing him of assaulting them as they covered a case in which he was involved but unfortunately the case didn’t go on very well on the side of journalists after the matter being dismissed by High court judge Andrew Bashaija.

After receiving this judgment, Counsel Eron Kiiza asked his clients (Journalists) to keep calm as they await the outcome of the appeal they filed in court over the same matter.

He promised that he will ask court to stay execution of the matter until the appeal is done.

The journalists dragged the Judicial officer to court accusing him of assaulting them physically on top of damaging their cameras as they covered a land grabbing case in which Waninda was involved.

Dismissing the case before High court, Justice Bashaija ruled that there was no sufficient evidence brought before court and that the beating of journalists is not counted among human rights violations.

This matter has become the talk of the town especially among journalists who say it has set a bad precedent that has to be challenged so that journalists’ rights can be properly defended especially when on duty.

 



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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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