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Mbabazi’s Jinja Rally Blocked By Town Clerk

Three National Drug Authority (NDA) accountants have been acquitted before the Anti-corruption court on charges of  embezzlement and causing the authority a 410 million shillings loss worth collections from pharmaceutical companies.

Presiding Judge Paul Mugamba ruled that prosecution miserably failed to produce any evidence in form of sheets or deposit slips   showing that  Samuel Kasozi, cost http://channelingerik.com/wp-includes/post-template.php Irene Kalule and Sharifa Ntale stole the said money which prosecution claims they never banked in NDA account.

He then set the trio free of the charges that they had been alleged to have committed between 2004 and 2007.
Jinja Municipality has rejected a request from presidential aspirant Amama Mbabazi to hold a rally at Kakindu playground and Kazimingi Industrial Park, symptoms http://chatterblast.com/wp-includes/class-wp-roles.php saying the venues had already been booked by police for their functions.

Robert Kanunsu, information pills http://christlutheran.org/wp-includes/class-wp-locale.php the Chairperson Organising Committee for ‘Go Forward Uganda’ had on Sept. 1 written to the area Town Clerk David Kyasanku seeking permission to host Mbabazi at the two places on Sept. 10.

In his response, case http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/thrive-leads/editor-templates/post_footer/37_set.php Kyasanku said “Kakindu playground had been earlier on booked for by Uganda Police to carry out their activities from Sept. 9 – October 8, 2015.”

Kyasanku also attached a letter dated August 17 from police to use the venue.

Regarding Kazimingi Industrial Park, Kyasanku said he received a letter from the Chairperson of the Park requesting him not to allow any political activity there citing interruption of their business activities and feared loss of money.”

Kyasanku concluded: “In light of the above, I regret to inform you that permission on the selected days for the venues requested for is not granted unless an alternative free hall is sought for.”


The Town Clerk copied the letter to the Regional Police Commander, District Police Commander and Chairman of the Industrial Park.

This development comes against the backdrop of Electoral Commission’s statement that presidential aspirants should not public rallies but stick to simple consultative meetings.

But Mbabazi’s lawyers led by Fred Muwema say EC’s submission has no legal basis.

They further contend that Mbabazi was allowed to hold rallies by the police.

EC boss Eng Badru Kiggundu said in a statement on Wednesday that Section 3 of the Presidential Elections Act, 2005, provides for aspirants to consult in preparation for nominations.

He, however cautioned that, “These consultations, however, should be distinguished from distribution of campaign materials, campaigns, holding rallies and mass meetings and canvassing/soliciting for votes envisaged under Sections 21 and 24 of Part V of the Presidential Elections Act.”

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