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Newly Appointed Chief Justice Dollo Declares War against Corruption

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The new Chief Justice of Uganda, Alphonse Owiny-Dollo has called upon all Ugandans to join the Judiciary administration in fighting corruption, the vice which he says has contributed to unequal dispensation of justice.

Addressing the press at Parliament immediately after being confirmed by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Dollo emphasized that justice is free and never for sale as many take it to be.

“The Judiciary never goes to the market to say that justice is for sale but it’s you, when you have a case, then you go to magistrates and clerks, bribe them with an intention of winning the case,” Dollo said.

He noted that corruption is a bad act involving two parties and therefore to end it, the members of the public should help the Judiciary by not taking  the  bribes to Judicial officers as well as report those they have proof that are corrupt.

He also expressed the need to have the number of magistrates and Judges increased for quicker dispensation of justice as well as reducing case backlogs within the court system.

On the retirement age of judges, Dollo suggested that this should be slightly increased so that they can be given more time to carry on their duties instead of retiring at an early age.

“High court judges retire at 65 years when they can still perform very well. Immediately after most of these judges retire, other countries take them on for the next 5 years and beyond,” he said.

He suggested that High Court judges should retire at 70 years, the appellate judges at 75 years and the Magistrates at 65 years.

Last week President Museveni appointed Dollo as the new Chief Justice replacing Hon Bart Katureebe Magunda who retired early this year after clocking the mandatory retirement age of 70 years.

The new Deputy Chief Justice replacing Dollo is Justice Richard Buteera, a Supreme Court judge who was also confirmed by the appointments committee on Wednesday that he is fit to take over that new office.



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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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