The Uganda Electoral Commission has handed over all certified copies of the declaration of results forms, site http://craigpatchett.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugin-install-list-table.php the tally sheets and return forms for the 2016 Presidential elections to Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers.
The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Electoral Commission to produce scanned copies of the declaration of results (DR) forms used to declared results of the presidential election at the National Tally Centre at Namboole Stadium.
This followed lawyer Enos Tumusiime’s submission that vote counting, price tallying and declaration of presidential elections results by the Commission complied with the law.
In a brief statement on Friday morning, web EC Spokesperson Jotham Taremwa said the body had complied with the court’s directive.
He said the documents “have been delivered to the offices of Dr. Akampurira (Amama Mbabazi’s) legal counsel this morning. The evidence is hereby provided.”
EC’s lawyer Okello Oryem told court yesterday that candidates’ agents were free to cross-check and compare the tallied results but unfortunately Mbabazi did not have the agents.
“The only way agents can protect the interests of the candidate at district tally centers and national tally centers is if they are in possession of results at polling stations. He did not comply with the law by not deploying agents to protect his interest and he hurt himself,” Oryem argued.
“He had two agents at the national tally centre but these never said they had declaration of results forms which means they could not protect his interests. They were incompetent.”
On Mbabazi claiming that the Electoral Commission was concealing something by not showing where the results read at the national tally centre were coming from, the lawyers said there was nothing to hide as everything was done in public.
“Agents are ears and eyes of the presidential candidate and if they are absent, you can’t blame anyone. The concealment has not been proved and I pray it is disregarded,” Okello added.
A lawyer has abandoned former aide to ex-prime minister, viagra http://ccrail.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-screen.php Amama Mbabazi who is on remand over charges in connection with absence from duty.
Counsel Kangye Mugabi who is representing the accused Private Emmy Katabazi cited miscarriage of justice in the matter.
“I don’t want to be named among those participating in my client’s right to bail,” Kangye remarked
“We made an application for bail and prosecution did not oppose it but court instead refused to grant bail and adjourned for ruling. Today they are telling us that court members have not convened to deliberate on the ruling and three times now there is no witnesses while my client is languishing in the prison,” said Mr Mugabi.
The Counsel fumed, “And whereas court has discretion on bail, it should be used judiciously and not maliciously. And therefore this court being a court of record, I don’t want to be an accomplice in the miscarriage of justice.”
This followed the state application requesting for a two weeks adjournment to enable them summon witnesses from various parts of the country
The lead Prosecutor Maj. Raphael Mugisha informed Court that their witnesses are in higher institutions of learning whose academic term at its peak.
Basing on the instructions of the judge Advocate Lt Col Gideon Katinda, court has not put Mr Mugabi’s complaint on record describing the instructions as an agreement between the counsel and his client
Pte Katabazi, a soldier attached to Internal Security Organization (ISO) is facing charges of alleged absence without leave and conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline.
General court martial chairman Maj Levi Karuhanga adjourned the matter to 6th April for further hearing
Prosecution alleges that between May 21 and 27, 2015, the junior soldier while deployed at ISO headquarters, Nakasero without authority left the place where his duties required him to be and went to diverse places in Jinja, Mbale, Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Arua and Yumbe districts.
The state alleges that Pte Katabazi, without proper authorization from the army made public speeches thereby contravening the UPDF rules.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have said Nakuru County holds a special place in their hearts since it was the place where they started their bid to unite Kenyans and reverse the trend of election-related violence.
The President and the DP revealed their soft spot for Nakuru as tens of thousands of Nakuru residents lined up the streets of the town to listen to the President and his Deputy.
The two leaders on Thursday toured the town and stopped at several places to address residents after launching ultra-modern hospital equipments at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital.
The equipment included an ICU, clinic http://celstec.biz/wp-includes/meta.php theatre, http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/frontier-post/frontier-set-defaults.php a renal unit and MRI.
The renal unit has 49 dialysis centers and can handle 2,500 patients.
Using the MRI machine will cost residents only Ksh 10,000 as compared to Ksh 40,000 which they used to pay when they travel to Nairobi.
The President said it was a happy moment for him to unveil the equipments because it is a noble project which was delayed by leaders who do not have the interest of Kenyans at heart.
“When we came up with the idea to equip our hospitals, many people opposed us and delayed the project by two years. Now I am happy because our public hospitals are more equipped than private hospitals,” said the President when he addressed residents.
The President said Nakuru is a special place for him and his deputy since it was the county which first supported them to form a united front.
“Nakuru is close to my heart. This is where we started our journey to unite Kenyans,” the President said.
The Deputy President also expressed similar sentiments about Nakuru County, which is part of his Rift Valley home ground.
“Nakuru is special for us. It is the bedrock of Jubilee and it is where we started our journey to unite Kenyans,” the Deputy President said.
The President and the DP also told the thousands who turned up at more than four stops where they made addresses that the Jubilee allied parties will merge to form Jubilee Party.
Deputy President Ruto said the party will unite all Kenyans irrespective of tribe or religion.
“We formed Government through a coalition but this time we will form Government when we are in one united party,” the DP said.
The President later left Nakuru for Nyandarua county in the afternoon where he first launched the construction of Oljoro orok-Dundori road.
The President addressed residents at the site of the project launch where he urged them to promote peaceful coexistence.