Murder suspect denied bail
KAMPALA - The High Court has refused to grant bail to Baker Walusimbi alias Kaweesa who was last year charged with the murder of three girls in the city.
KAMPALA - The High Court has refused to grant bail to Baker Walusimbi alias Kaweesa who was last year charged with the murder of three girls in the city. Walusimbi was arrested in January 2006 following a joint operation by the Police and the Violent Crime Crack Unit to solve mysterious murders in the city in which the killer would rape and rob his female victims. He allegedly killed Noreen Nabaale, a Senior Six student of Makerere College School, Jacqueline Najjombwe and Maria Katasi, both residents of Najjanankumbi. But Walusimbi has denied the charges. Justice Margaret Oumo Oguli rejected Walusimbi's bail application arguing that he had two other pending charges of robbery.
Ex-Police pay head charged
The former Police paymaster was yesterday charged with embezzling sh10.5m meant for salaries for cadet officers at Kibuli Police Training School. John Komunda, the former Assistant Inspector of Police, denied the charge before Margaret Tibulya, the Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate. Komunda was earlier charged with embezzling sh4.6m but the Director of Pubic Prosecution changed the charge to include sh10.5m. His bail was extended to August 2 when he is expected to reappear in court.
Kalungu polls for August 16
KAMPALA - The Electoral Commission (EC) has set July 25-26 as the nomination days for candidates contesting for the Kalungu East MP seat. The EC acting chairperson, Margaret Magoba, revealed that contestants for the vacant local council positions in Masaka district would also be nominated on the same day. The polling day for representatives for people with disabilities in sub-counties is August 9. â€œThe sub-county by-elections for directly elected and women councillors will be for only Buwunga and Kyazanga. Ndagwe, Kitanda, Kingo, Bigasa Mukumgwe and Kabonera will have the by-elections for representatives of female people with disabilities,â€ Magoba said. The election day for the Kalungu MP and other sub-county councillors is August 16.The Kalungu seat became vacant in September last year vacant when the Masaka High Court nullified James Sserunjogiâ€™s election for using fake academic papers.
KCC firm on cemeteries
KAMPALA - Kampala City council (KCC) has reaffirmed that there is no intention of leasing out city cemeteries to investors. Simon Muhumuza, the KCC spokesperson, said the council had turned down several proposals for the redevelopment of the cemeteries. â€œWe had received proposals from investors to redevelop the cemeteries but it is not in our plan. the dead should rest in peace,â€ Muhumuza said. The cemeteries are located on Jinja Road and Lugogo Bypass.
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