NEMA's senior public relations officer, Tony Acidria, explains that the suspects were arrested for being notorious noise polluters. "They are repeat offenders because the noise levels when measured were above the permissible level of 60 decibels during the day and 40 decibels in the night for places of worship in residential areas."
He now wants court to declare that the ministry and UNRA "are in breach of their statutory duty and obligation by omitting to install streetlights on the Northern Bypass, Kampala-Entebbe Expressway and all other national roads and highways". He wants court to also order government to install the streetlights along the expressway, highways and national roads across the country within two years.
Aboneka is also claiming for shillings 100 million in general damages "as compensation for the grave inconveniences and dangers exposed to the Plaintiff by the Defendants' failure to provide streetlights on the above roads."
Muhumuza however, says that a substantial question of the law or fact arose in the proceedings, which his office can’t resolve. Muhumuza notes that Muleya worked as CEO of Uganda Airlines and was sent on forced leave by the Chairperson Board of Directors on allegations of several mismanagement issues.
Mabirizi said he initiated private prosecution proceedings against Rajiv Ruparelia as a responsible citizen precisely because the National Environment Management Authority-NEMA and police would most likely not arrest or charge him for dumping soil in the lake.
Court has now summoned Ruperalia to appear in court on April 13 over the blatant abuse of Lake Victoria which he is being accused of perpetrating. This is after he failed to appear on the three occasions when the case was brought up in court.
"In this case, the convict risked her health by stuffing over 90 pellets in her private parts. We are not sure if her system is still the same as before." Kitimbo added, "We pray that the law takes this as peculiar. Although she has saved the court's time, we pray for a deterrent sentence and the destruction of the drugs."
This law which was enacted in 2019, provided for the procedure of enforcing rights under Chapter four of the Constitution as well as the enforcement of rights and freedoms by courts of law. But even in its infancy, Judicial officers want the law amended on grounds that it has several contradicting provisions.
Sesay Abdul Karim appeared the Entebbe Chief Magistrate, Juliet Nakitende on Monday who fined him Shillings 10 million for unlawful possession of heroin and Shillings 20 million for trafficking heroin via Entebbe International Airport or serve 30 years in jail on his own guilty plea.
Bujjingo is accused of committing bigamy and contracting marriage by customary law with Susan Makula when already married to Teddy Naluswa under the Marriage Act. On the other hand, Makula is charged with contracting marriage with Bugingo well aware that he is legally married to another woman.