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82 Arrested in Police Search for Red Berets, Military Wear

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At least 82 suspects are in police custody following joint security operations to recover police and military wear from the National Unity Platform-NUP offices and supporters, police have revealed.

This comes a day after, a joint security team comprising police and the military stormed the NUP head offices and several shops in different parts of Kampala where they recovered NUP branding materials including T-shirts and red berets resembling those used by the military.  

The operations were conducted Kamwokya, Makindye, Kiyembe (Luwum Street), Mulago, Bwaise and Kawempe to halt the production of unauthorized uniforms by illegal manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and sellers.  

Although NUP insists that the operations were aimed at frustrating Kyagulanyi’s presidential bid, security says the offices were targeted as one of the places involved in the supply and distribution of uniforms that were gazetted as a preserve of the armed forces.   

The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says following a screen exercise they have remained with 82 suspects locked up in police cells under different police divisions.

On Wednesday, police spokesperson Fred Enanga, said that it is illegal for civilians to wear berets, matching outfits, insignia, camouflage fatigues and boots similar to those of armed forces.

“Wearing uniforms that are a preserve of the armed forces is illegal behavioural which was escalating especially among some political groups and celebrities. It is a usurpation of the legitimate law enforcement and military functions which is a violation of the law,” Enanga said.

He also encouraged all in possession of such items to voluntarily return them to military bases and police stations before they are picked up. 

The UPDF Deputy Spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki dismisses claims that the operations are targeting NUP.

“We’re not segregating whether a beret is of any party colour others have gone as far as putting on a rank of a Major General some of us have not even dreamed of putting them on yet we’re in the line. But you blatantly put on and disrespect that insignia with its weight,” said Akiiki.

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NUP a Fully Registered Party – Court Dismisses Kibalama Case With Costs

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The High Court has this morning dismissed the case that was filed against the new leadership of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party. The founder of NUP, Moses Kibalama Nkonge filled the case with the hope of getting back his party from Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu a.k.a Bobi Wine.

According to High Court Judge Musa Sekaana in a judgment sent via email: “The judicial review guidelines or rules equally provide for locus standi and this would have been the threshold before the applicants would seek to challenge actions of the party. It is an abuse of court process. This application is dismissed with costs to the respondents.”

According to NUP spokesperson Joel Senyonyi, the Application was dismissed with costs by the judge as because of that, the party is now recognized as legally existent.

This was also posted on NUP’s twitter page: “THE NUP- KIBALAMA COURT CASE HAS BEEN DISMISSED. WE ARE A LEGALLY EXISTING POLITICAL PARTY NUP EVERYWHERE #mission2021

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Court dismisses NUP-Kibalama court case

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High Court judge Musa Ssekaana has ruled that the National Unity Platform (NUP) is a legally registered political party. The case has been dismissed with costs slapped against the petitioners.

The party founder Mzee Moses Nkonge Kibalama wanted the transfer of the party to the leadership of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine to be nullified.

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Singer Chris Johnz Leading in Luwero Mayoral Race According to Latest Polls

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Singer Chris Johnz who earlier this year announced how he is contesting for Luwero Town Mayor is currently leading the polls according to the survey done in Lowero by our analysts

The singer who is also the official flag bearer for NUP in Luwero seems to be the people’s favorite due to the support is shown during his outreaches both on ground and online

Even before officially coming out to reveal how he is contesting, Chris Johnz aka Buwembo John used to do outreaches and charities giving back to the people of Luwero a thing that won him a place in many people’s hearts

If all goes as predicted, Chris John might be the next Mayor of Luwero town come 2021

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