Court Set To Hear NRM Dismissed Candidates’ Case

NRM EC Chairman Dr Tanga Odoi

Interdicted Uganda Red Cross society former Secretary General Richard Michael Nataka has been dragged before the High Court’s Civil division for allegedly stealing Shs 60 million from the Red Cross account.

In Court documents filed by the Uganda Red cross society, cheap it is explained that Nataka between February and August 2013, shop withdrew the 60 million shillings as his rental costs yet rent was none of his entitlements.

Red Cross through their lawyers of New Mark Associates clarified that Nataka’s package comprised of a Shs 6.8 million monthly salary and a motor vehicle but not rental costs that he withdrew in quarterly installments of Shs 15 million.

It is further alleged that Nataka disguised that the money was for his office rent well knowing that during that period, sale Red Cross had shifted to their new building in Mengo.

Red Cross now wants court to order that Nataka abused the trust put in him to run the said account to which it will claim general damages and an order to refund the 60 million shillings.

Nataka is still battling with charges related to abuse of office before the Anti-corruption court where he is accused to have carried personal goods in the same consignment carrying Red Cross goods.
High court in Kabale has fixed Tuesday 10th November 2015 when it is to begin the hearing of the case in which two NRM members in Kanungu district sued for being disqualified from competing for party positions on allegations that they were Hon Amama Mbabazi supporters.

Allen Atuhaire and Kenneth Tumuhamye were nominated as candidates to contest for NRM party flag bearer for Kanyantorogo Sub-county LC3 chairperson and district woman councilor for Kihihi Town Council positions respectively, viagra sale but were disqualified over alleged ties with former NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi.

The duo after their disqualification from the elections on 5th October 2015 petitioned the Kabale  High Court through their lawyers of Bwagi and Company Advocates, order  seeking to have the primary elections nullified.

The complainants want court to declare that cancelling their nomination and the interference by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Harriet Nakamya in the NRM party primary elections was unlawful. They are demanding fresh elections for the respective positions, and are asking for general and exemplary damages against the RDC.

Lawyers from Kiwanuka and Karugire Company Advocates on 19th October 2015 filed a defense on behalf of Harriet Nakamya the Kanungu RDC, saying she is not at fault.

The hearing notice signed by   Martins Kirya for the High Court registrar addressed to the Kanungu RDC, Harriet Nakamya, and NRM party registrar for Kanungu District, John Byaruhanga, dated 20th October 2015 says that hearing of the case shall go on even if the accused persons fail to turn up in court.

“Take notice that hearing of this case is on November 10 at 9’Oclock in the fore afternoon or soon thereafter… If no appearance is made on your behalf by yourself or your pleader or someone authorized by law, hearing may be done in your absence,” the notice read in part.


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