According to Wejuli, of the three presidential candidates, only Amuriat communicated, saying that he had lost someone and was heading for burial and asked the committee to reschedule the meeting after Easter week.
The Human Rights Committee Chairperson Janepher Egunyu Nantume told URN that they are facing some administrative challenges, which have hindered the start of the work. According to a source within the committee, Parliament didn’t budget for standing committees in the third quarter and they are only waiting for the next course of action.
"The temporary shutdown of the internet was a necessary step to stop the vitriolic language and incitement to violence. It is noteworthy that despite efforts by internal and external actors to promote violence, the Government of Uganda has been able to preserve peace,” Kutesa said.
“The United States regularly meets with actors across Uganda’s political spectrum as part of its diplomatic engagement. The purpose of Ambassador Brown’s visit was to check on Mr. Kyagulanyi’s health and safety, given that he’s effectively been unable to leave his home, with security forces surrounding his residence,” reads a statement from the US embassy.
Kigoye explained that there is a tendency of the torture cases going high during elections especially relating to issues to do with arbitrary arrests, police brutality, physical abuse, unlawful detentions and intimidation among others.
The Hague based court prosecutes the most serious crimes that are of concern to the international community. These include crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Although it had been proposed that the Court should prosecute the crime of aggression, the state parties have not yet agreed on a definition.
Menendez observes that Uganda has been an important, if not critical, security and counter-terrorism partner to the United States for more than a decade, playing a prominent role in the African Union’s Mission to Somalia and hosting over 1.4 million refugees.
According to the President of the Association Moses Muhangi, four boxers are missing and their whereabouts unknown. They include Coach Robinson Mudde Ntambi, the Former UBO World Super Flyweight Champion who was reportedly picked from his home, Michael Kiiza a boxer and sports trainer at Mengo Social Centre, Joseph Lubega who participated in the 2004 Olympics and Robert Mukasa.
The Resident District Commissioner Who also doubles as District Internal Security Officer Jacob Amooti says security had received reports of looming chaos and notes that they were still in the process of deploying additional security at the tallying center to boost security before results are declared.
Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi Regional Police Spokesperson, says the four were injured in a fight that broke out in Cell C ward 4 in Ishaka division in Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality on Wednesday evening.
17-year-old Stephen Sekayuyu, a student at Alliance high school was hit by four bullets while returning from his home village on a boda boda motorcycle. His widowed mother Monica Brenda, says two bullets remained in his buttocks and hips, which require surgery to be removed.
The ambulances have been deployed to ease safety and referral of persons who could need emergency care of any kind. Upcountry hospitals have also been instructed to avail their ambulances in their respective regions.