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As it happened: Uganda Today - Wednesday January 16

By Joseph Kizza

Added 16th January 2019 07:53 AM

The age limit appeal hearing at Supreme Court, second day of Makerere University graduation and updates from Kenya after a day of terror.

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The age limit appeal hearing at Supreme Court, second day of Makerere University graduation and updates from Kenya after a day of terror.

ROLLING NEWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

By Joseph Kizza

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1:00pm

 
  Have a good afternoon


Unfortunately, I have to cut short this live page - for today.

Will be back tomorrow.

Remember the 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results will be released on Thursday.

Cheers!

 

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12:50pm

  At the Supreme Court



Earlier inside the Supreme Court where the hearing of the age limit appeal unfolded.

Erias Lukwago, who the Kampala Lord Mayor, is part of the petitioners' legal team. Lawyer Male Mabirizi, one of the petitioners, has represented himself.

 

 

 

 

 

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12:31pm

Nairobi hotel attackers 'shot dead'

According to AFP, CCTV footage broadcast on Kenyan media showed four black-clad, heavily armed men entering the complex on Tuesday afternoon.

At least one of them blew himself up at the start of the attack.

A police source said two attackers had been shot dead Wednesday morning after a prolonged shootout.

More HERE.

 

 

 

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12:23pm

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   WATCH: Update on Kenya


Across the border.

 

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12:16pm

Beyond the sky

 

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12:10pm

Change of guard

If this were football, we would be calling this part substitution.

Outgoing Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima has handed over office to his successor Fred Enanga, who starts a second stint in this position.

 

Kayima was all praises for the team he headed as "committed and competent officers that worked as a family".

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11:40am

At the Supreme Court

On Wednesday, it was the government's turn to make their submissions before the panel of sevem judges led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.

Attorney General William Byaruhanga was the first to deliver his oral arguments, before the court went into recess.

The government team is counter-arguing a case by a group of petitioners to have the ruling by the Constitutional Court on the lifting of the presidential age limit quashed.

 

 

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11:30am

  'We are grieving as a country'


Kenya Television Network relayed President Kenyatta's address to the nation.

"We are grieving as a country, and my heart and that of every Kenyan goes out to the innocent men and women violated by senseless violence

"We are a country governed by laws, rules and regulations.  A country that embraces peaceful co-existence.  We believe in these principles and values even in the face of adversity

 

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11:20am

   '14 innocent lives lost'


Kenyatta says over a dozen people were slain by "these murderous terrorists".

 

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11:15am

   President: All terrorists eliminated


President Uhuru Kenyatta has addressed the nation on Tuesday's deadly attack.

 

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10:47am

   An active crime scene

A message from the Police to the public.

 

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10:38am

Vending of cooked food banned

The KCCA health inspector, Dr Emilian Ahimbisibwe, says they will crack down on all those who do not follow the food vending regulations.

According to the regulations, anybody who sells food in the city must have undergone a medical check-up by KCCA and is issued a licence to vend cooked food.

“Only persons working in restaurants and hotels are entitled to selling food stuffs since they have the requirement from KCCA,” Ahimbisibwe says.

More on this story HERE.

 

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10:27am

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  WATCH:  Earlier at Makerere

 

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10:20am

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   WATCH: Around Uganda


 

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10:15am

At the Supreme Court

The Attorney General is making his arguments.

 

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10:10am

Age limit appeal: The Background

On July 26, 2018, the Constitutional Court, in a majority decision of 4:1 okayed the removal of presidential age limit, but unanimously declared the seven-year extension of the term of MPs and local government as unconstitutional.

In the ruling, the Deputy Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, justices Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke and Cheborion Barishaki agreed with the removal of the presidential age limit, while Justice Kenneth Kakuru dissented and wanted the entire Act nullified. 

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9:55am

Age limit appeal: Lawyers put up defence

 

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9:50am

Age limit appeal: Supreme Court back in session

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court - the top-most court in the country - is back for a second day of hearing of the age limit petition. On Tuesday, the petitioners, including lawyer Male Mabirizi (who represented himself), presented their oral submissions before the seven-member panel.

Today, it's the government's turn to respond.

The court sits in Kololo.

 

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9:45am

All set at Makerere University

The graduands, accompanied by their loved ones, made the trip to the hill early enough on Wednesday.

Today is the second of four days of the event.

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9:37am

Day two at MUK

The skies are opening up over Makerere University on the second day of the 69th graduation.

 

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9:30am

First Lady Museveni also recognised

For promoting education and research.

 

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9:23am

President Museveni recognised

For publishing a thesaurus.

 

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9:15am

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 Learning curve

Despite defeat, the Cubs picked up valuable lessons from their excursion.

 

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9:10am

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  Cubs stutter in Burundi

Meanwhile, Uganda's U-17 side were away in Bujumbura for a friendly against the nation's U-20 side.

In the end, the hosts reigned supreme.

 

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8:50am

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 Top student

The cream of the cream.

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8:44am

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  Uganda Cup: Vipers sting Plascon


Four goals with reply.

 

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8:38am

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  Uganda Cup: Vipers slither to Uganda last-16

It was a routine progression to the round of 16 of the Uganda Cup for Vipers SC as they obliterated a hapless Kansai Plascon at St. Mary's Stadium.

This man you see in the picture below struck twice as the Venoms eased their way into the next stage of the competition. Abraham Ndugwa is his name.

Read full story HERE.

 

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8:34am

What happened on Tuesday

As a new day rolls out before us, catch up on the some of the topical events that happened on Tuesday.

Head over HERE to relive how events unfolded.

 

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8:29am

What the papers are saying

Parliament politics, party politics as well as a census in livestock all on one page.


(Get Wednesday's #EPAPER here 👉http://bit.ly/vgepaper)

 

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8:23am

What the papers are saying

Kenya takes the lead in today's edition of the New Vision.

(Get Wednesday's #EPAPER here 👉http://bit.ly/vgepaper)

 

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8:17am

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 Out - finally!

Flair for Her editor Siima Sabiti had her sister trapped in the besieged hotel complex in Nairobi. After hours of anxiety, she was finally out.

 

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8:15am

  Dark day across the border


Kenya is in mourning a day after a deadly attack at a hotel complex in the capital Nairobi.

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8:00am

A new day is upon us

Good morning, welcome here.

Woke up to an early morning downpour where you stay? Personally, I seemed out of place with my wet jacket as I landed in the city en route to my work place.

Funny this weather, huh?


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