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FDC Chairman Wasswa Biriggwa Survives Lynching

FDC Chairman Wasswa Biriggwa was today confronted by party youths who questioned his allegiance to the FDC [Photo by Kenneth Kazibwe]

Anti-corruption High court judge Moses Gidudu has set October 7th 2015 as the date to start the hearing of a case where three former Ministry of Public Service officials are facing six charges relating to causing of financial loss, decease http://checkhimout.ca/pep/wp-includes/template.php abuse of office and false accounting leading to loss of 88 billion shillings.

The three accused are Jimmy Rwamafa the Permanent secretary for ministry of Public service, http://cinselistekartirici.org/wp-admin/includes/post.php Stephen Kunsa Kiwanuka former Director Research and Development and Christopher Obey former Principle Accountant in Ministry of Public Service

The trio pleaded not guilty of all the charges against them.

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State prosecution led by Babrah Kawuma asked court for two weeks to enable them furnish the defense side with all documents containing evidence to be used in prosecuting this case.

Nsubuga Mubiru one of the defense counsels had asked court to consider a fresh oral bail application for their client which justice Gidudu declined to entertain.

“In not more than two weeks my learned sister Justice Tibulya in her lengthy ruling declined to grant bail to the accused, the circumstances for which bail wasnot granted are still the same, so i cant entertain bail at this moment because it will appear like you want to determine personal behaviors of judges which cannot be tolerated in judiciary” advised Gidudu

Justice Gidudu went further and tasked the state to be ready to proceed on the next court sitting because failure to this the defense will be free to submit in a fresh bail application.

On 7th October the state prosecution is expected to produce their first witness and assessors will be sworn in on that date.

The prosecution alleges that during the financial years of 2010/11 and 2011/12, the accused in various employment capacities did an act of prejudicial to interest of their employers by making budgetary provisions of over 88billion to Nssf as contribution for servants yet they knew it that civil servants are exempted from it.
Anti-corruption High court judge Moses Gidudu has set October 7th 2015 as the date to start the hearing of a case where three former Ministry of Public Service officials are facing six charges relating to causing of financial loss, information pills http://currencymeter.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-product-external.php abuse of office and false accounting leading to loss of 88 billion shillings.

The three accused are Jimmy Rwamafa the Permanent secretary for ministry of public service, http://celiac-disease.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/seo-tools.php Stephen Kunsa Kiwanuka former Director Research and Development and Christopher Obey former Principle Accountant in Ministry of Public Service

The trio pleaded not guilty of all the charges against them.

State prosecution led by Babrah Kawuma asked court for two weeks to enable them furnish the defense side with all documents containing evidence to be used in prosecuting this case.

Nsubuga Mubiru one of the defense counsels had asked court to consider a fresh oral bail application for their client which justice Gidudu declined to entertain.

“In not more than two weeks my learned sister Justice Tibulya in her lengthy ruling declined to grant bail to the accused, the circumstances for which bail wasnot granted are still the same, so i cant entertain bail at this moment because it will appear like you want to determine personal behaviors of judges which cannot be tolerated in judiciary” advised Gidudu

Justice Gidudu went further and tasked the state to be ready to proceed on the next court sitting because failure to this the defense will be free to submit in a fresh bail application.

On 7th October the state prosecution is expected to produce their first witness and assessors will be sworn in on that date.

The prosecution alleges that during the financial years of 2010/11 and 2011/12, the accused in various employment capacities did an act of prejudicial to interest of their employers by making budgetary provisions of over 88billion to Nssf as contribution for servants yet they knew it that civil servants are exempted from it.
Forum for Democratic Change Party Chairperson Wasswa Birigwa on Tuesday afternoon survived lynching by an angry mob who accused him of being among the forces backing Amama Mbabazi in the opposition Alliance [TDA].

The altercation took place this afternoon at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi, information pills http://clintonhouse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-server.php where the youths angrily confronted their chairman and questioned his allegiance to the party.

Biriggwa, http://cupidfemalecondoms.com/wp-includes/formatting.php a former Ugandan Ambassador to Japan joined the opposition party in January this year, http://conversionxl.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-manager.php and was voted chairman of the party in June.

Later on he was appointed on the committee of opposition democratic alliance, which hopes to overthrow the ruling NRM government in the coming elections.

The angry group questioned the decision by TDA chaired by Birigwa to extend last week’s deadline from midday to mid night and eventually allowing the former Prime minister to hand in his nomination forms at 11pm.

“Why would you allow such things to happen? Why would you cause us tears at this time?” the angry youths donning blue FDC t-shirts charged at Birigwa.

The youths who claim to support FDC flag bearer Col Kizza Besigye, accused Birigwa of keeping quiet when such unfortunate happenings are taking place in the opposition alliance.

In the scuffle, one of the youths identified as John Mugisha sustained injuries when one of his fingers were bitten by another identified as Ismail Ddamba, before being rushed to hospital.

The youth suggested that the party pulls out of TDA and wanted to storm the opposition coalition headquarters in a bid to pull down the party flag only to be restrained by top FDC officials.

Chairman Wasswa Birigwa however, said that there’s no crisis in the party adding that there is nothing like pulling out of TDA.

“No one has suggested that we pull out of TDA and everything is moving on smoothly, “the FDC chairperson told journalists.

The strongest opposition party is now engaged in an extraordinary NEC meeting and among top on the agenda is the issue of the party weighing on their participation and involvement in TDA issues according to sources.

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