Dominic Ongwen Yet to Choose Country He Prefers For His Jail Term
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Former Commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Dominic Ongwen is yet to make a formal submission to the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) of a preferred country where he will be serving his 25-years’ jail sentence. This was disclosed by Dahirou Sant-Anna, the International Cooperation Adviser in the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC while addressing journalists at Hotel Africana on Friday, 27th January, 2023. Dahirou explained that the Presidency is one of the four organs of ICC that makes the decision on the location where a convicted person wo ..read more
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Real Lawyers Block ‘Robot’s Planned Court Appearance
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by Benjamin M. Ahikiiriza
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A legal tech startup that planned to put ‘a robot lawyer’ in Court has cancelled the effort after receiving prosecution and jail threats from real lawyers. It appears Joshua Browder, CEO of DoNotPay, a startup that uses Artificial Intelligence (A.I) and machine learning technologies to help consumers fight mundane legal battles like cancelling subscriptions and parking tickets, crossed the red line when he announced his A.I powered “Robot Lawyer” would argue against a traffic case in Court on 22nd February, 2023. This is because since then, according to him, he has received numerous letters th ..read more
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Homosexuality: Kasese Doesn’t Recognize Homosexuals Says Mayor
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The Kasese Municipality Mayor Chance Kahindo has disregarded information circulating on social media that his council passed a bylaw recognising homosexuals and transgender people as minority groups.  Kasese Municipal Council early last year was engaged by Human Rights Awareness Promotion Forum (HRAPF), an NGO promoting human rights for key populations that would result in the bylaws on access to HIV/TB services in the municipality. But on Wednesday, 25th January, 2023, the Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa told parliament that he had received news that the Kasese municipal council mad ..read more
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Breach of Promise to Marry: Court Orders Woman to Refund UGX 10.43M
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Kanungu Grade One Magistrate’s Court has directed a woman to refund Shillings 9.43 million she recieved from her ex-lover toward her education after turning down his marriage proposal.  Court also ordered the woman to pay 1M UGX as damages to the man. The ruling stems from civil suit number 024 of 2022 filed by Richard Tumwiine in February 2022 against his ex-lover Fortunate Kyarikunda for breach of a marriage promise. According to the prosecution, Tumwiine met Kyarikunda at Kiringa primary school in Kambunga sub-county, Kanungu district where he was a teacher in 2015 ..read more
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4 People Charged for Examination Malpractice
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Four suspects including a teacher have appeared before the Kasangati grade one magistrate’s court for examination malpractice. The suspects are Guloba Tito, a resident of Seeta Village in Mukono district, Edward Kapale, a resident of Nakulabye in Kampala, Francis Etwalu, a resident of Seeta village in Mukono district and  Filbert Ayesiga, 37 a teacher and resident of Kapanyi village in Masindi district.  Court presided over by the Kasangati grade one magistrate, Beatrice Kayinza heard that the suspects together with others still at large, while in Wakiso district  ..read more
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UPDF Imposter Committed to High Court’s International Crimes Division
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A Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) imposter who was arrested and charged with aggravated defilement and trafficking in children has been committed to the International Crimes Division of the High Court for trial.  Steven Aine, a 39-year-old resident of Lira City West Division was charged and remanded in August last year by the Grade One Magistrate court in Lira City.  On January 10th, he appeared before the Chief Magistrate Court in Lira where the particulars of the case were read to him. However, he could not enter any plea.  On Wednesday, 25th January, 2023, the court rec ..read more
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Homosexuality: Ex-Speaker Rebecca Kadaga Says Annulment of Anti-Gay Law Was “Sponsored”
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by Benjamin M. Ahikiiriza
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Anger against homosexuality and rumours of its instances in Ugandan schools continues to be rife with leaders and Citizens across the political spectrum calling upon authorities to step up in the fight against the quirk sexual practice. Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa – who has become Uganda’s newly-found champion against homosexuality, has directed the Parliamentary Committee on Education to investigate allegations of homosexuality in schools a few days after a rumour emerged on social media that the practice is prevalent in King’s College Budo – one of the elite schools in the c ..read more
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Court Warns Family of Jailed Soroti DISO Over Interferences
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The Soroti Grade One Magistrate Court has warned the family of Stephen Nuwagira, the jailed Soroti District Internal Security Officer (DISO) against involving external forces in the case against him.  This came up when Nuwagira appeared before the court for the third mention of the case in which, he is accused of killing an engineer with Access solar in Soroti, Cedric Kayiwa on December 20, 2022. After the mention of the case by the Grade one Magistrate, Edmund Okiror Okwi, the State Attorney, Dan Kiduma rose on his feet to warn Nuwagira’s family to desist from engaging the ..read more
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Mabirizi Asks Parliament to Allow Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana Represent Their Voters from Prison
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Jailed city Lawyer Male Hassan Mabirizi Kassim Kiwanuka has written to the Clerk to Parliament to make arrangements to enable Muhammad Ssegirinya, the Kawempe North Member of parliament, and his Makindye West counterpart, Allan Ssewanyana to represent their constituencies while on remand. According to Mabirizi, the two legislators have been on remand since 7th September 2021 after making futile attempts to seek bail, and authorities in parliament have ‘deliberately locked’ them out.  The two MPs are battling a string of charges including murder, attempted murder, and a ..read more
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High Court Orders Specialised Treatment For Ssewanyana
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Masaka High Court has ordered prison authorities to provide specialised treatment to the Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana to enable him to recover such that he stands trial.  The Masaka High Court Resident Judge, Lawrence Tweyanze issued the orders on Tuesday, 24th January, 2023 during the hearing of the second bail application by Ssewanyana and his Kawempe North counterpart, Muhammad Ssegirinya, who are battling terrorism charges. The legislators applied for bail through their lawyers led by Erias Lukwago on the grounds of ill health, saying they can’t access ..read more
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