The Municipal speaker, Molson Bizitu held a public meeting at the Jinja city hall on Tuesday to consult stakeholders on whether to negotiate with the trustees of the Indian association or battle them out in court.
While reading the names of the accused during a special ICD session held at the Kirinya main prisons on Thursday, Luswata said that, although the initial charge sheet comprised of 207 suspects, some were missing on the list and such anomalies would delay the pre-trial session.
Several UPDF officers and Police Field Force Unit personnel were seen patrolling all roads leading to court premises. Counter-terrorism police personnel have been deployed at the court entrance and restricted entrance to only those cleared by the Busoga East police commander, Anatoli Katungwensi.
While appearing before the Jinja Chief Magistrate Jessica Chemeri on Monday, Gladys Nyanzi, the Assistant State Prosecutor told the court that due to the current lockdown, it has been hard for the investigators to carry out their duties.
Security has now been heightened with temporary roadblocks accompanied by armoured vehicles stationed at the different junctions leading to the court premises, to control crowds that are likely to emerge as Sakwa returns to the court. Journalists, lawyers and some court officials have also been blocked from accessing the heavily guarded building.
Uganda Prison's Service Spokesperson Frank Baine says that the newly constructed Kitalya Min Max Prison in Wakiso will be holding all suspects remanded from Kampala Metropolitan Area at this time. The facility which was built to hold inmates on longer sentences has been empty at the moment and is now seen as a perfect place of isolation.
The land in question measuring at least 9.6 acres was given to businessman Medard Kiconco who, according to a judgement by Justice Taddeo Asiimwe, acquired it from the rightful owners in 2016 as opposed to the 148 other claimants who bought it from a one Chrispa Bitarabeho who had no right to sell the land.
Prosecution told court that on the evening of March 29, 2018, Damulira was hired by his victim to take her home some miles away from Kanoni town. However, along the way, the convict pretended that he had run out of fuel in the middle of a forest.
The judges say Makerere University had been “notorious in failing to comply with the provisions of the Trustee Deed and specifically by failing to transfer the funds in to the Scheme, even after judgement on admission was entered by this court as far back as 24/05/2016.”
The CSO’s with help from two French-based organizations including Friends of the Earth and Survie dragged Total to Nanterre High court claiming that through its subsidiary Total E&P Uganda had failed to come up with a vigilance plan to address the human and environmental impact of its operations at Tilenga site in the Albertine region as required by the 2017 French law on duty of vigilance.