Justice Batema issued the orders after ruling in favour of an application filed by Jackline Birungi Kobusingye, one of the candidates in the primaries challenging the declaration of her rival Agatha Nalubwama as the winner of the polls. Kobusingye petitioned court accusing Nalubwama and the NRM party officials of mishandling the vote tallying and general voting process.
The accused officials include the Nakisunga Sub County LCIII Chairperson Mubarak Ssekikubo, Namuyenje LCI chairman Robinson Wampona, Defense Secretary William Bisaso, the Secretary for Information Bbosa Keeya and Gerald Ssemaganda, an area resident.
They were sued by their fellow resident Justine Nakasujja who accused them of organizing a mob against her, vandalizing her house from where they removed windows and doors before banishing her from the community. One goat, sheep and 50 hens were also confiscated. She was allegedly accused of practising witchcraft.
In the judgement read out by the Mukono High Court Registrar Harriet Ssali, Justice Margret Mutonyi awarded each of the applicants after their rights to a peaceful demonstration were abused, unlawfully arrested and detained.
Prosecution led by Agnes Kiconco, told court that Kiwanuka was arrested on April 21, 2020 from Lutengo where he was distributing food to residents against the president’s directive aimed at controlling the spread of the Covid19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, Justice Mutonyi endorsed the plea-bargain deal and convicted Ssebuyungo to 30 years in jail for both counts to be served co-currently at Luzira prison. She ordered him to reveal to court everything he knows about the matter. In his testimony, Ssebuyungo implicated Corporal Harriet Nabitaka, who is attached to Nakasajja police post for conspiring with Wamala to kill Nansamba.
On Thursday, the Deputy Registrar of Mukono High Court Harriet Ssali Nalukwago ruled that the school did not follow the right procedures when expelling Eronda. The school rules note that any student must be subjected to the student’s disciplinary committee before is taken to the teacher’s disciplinary committee. The headteacher then appeals to the board of governors before the final decision is taken.
In her judgment, Koburunga noted that she had reduced Namata’s sentence from seven to two years because she pleaded guilty saving court’s time and asked for lenience on grounds that she is a mother of three children.
More than 1,000 individuals were evicted from land covering up to six villages which formed part of the Forest Reserve that had been encroached on by residents, some of who had erected permanent structures on the land. The eviction was effected by the Uganda People’s Defense Forces in 2014.
The case had earlier been taken to court by one Sylvia Nakayita, a sister to the deceased, as the main complainant, through her lawyer Muwada Nkunyingi. She accused Nantaba, of masterminding the death of Ronald Ssebulime by providing false information to police officers.
The prosecution lead by the Senior Resident State Attorney Jonathan Muwaganya told court that Gitulam was arrested on June 15, 2019, taking photographs at Nasuuti in Mukono Central Division where he has also been residing.
On Monday, Kyaligonza’s lawyer, Caleb Alaka of Alaka told the Mukono Chief Magistrate, Juliet Hatanga that their client couldn’t appear due to similar proceedings in the Military General Court Martial.