Connect with us

News

Bobi Wine withdraws case from Uganda election result challenge from supreme court

The Debrief Reporter

Published

on

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine said on Monday he was withdrawing a court case challenging presidential election results that handed victory to incumbent Yoweri Museveni.

He alleged bias by Supreme Court justices hearing the case.

“We have decided to withdraw from their court,” Bobi Wine told a news conference in the capital Kampala.

Advertisement

Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has rejected the results of the January election and said he believed victory was stolen from him.

A popstar and lawmaker, Wine, 39, was asking the court to overturn the results on several grounds including widespread use of violence.

Museveni, a former guerrilla leader who has led the East African country since 1986, was declared winner of the Jan. 14 election with 59% of the vote, while Wine was given 35%.

Advertisement
ALSO READ  Donald Trump Jr tests positive for Covid-19

“The courts are not independent, it is clear these people (judges) are working for Mr. Museveni,” Wine told reporters.

Solomon Muyita, a judiciary spokesman, told Reuters they will only respond to Wine’s accusations and decision to withdraw the case when he has formally quit the case through his lawyers.

“Right now what he has done is, he has only made a political statement, as far as the records of the Supreme Court are (concerned) the case is still there,” he said.

Advertisement

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Anything newsworthy happening near you? Email your news TIPS to news@thedebrief.co.ke or Call/Message/WhatsApp +254111375399

JOIN OUR TELEGRAM CHANNEL FOR THE LATEST NEWS

ALSO READ  Trump administration preventing Biden from accessing messages from world leaders
This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is telegram.png

______________________________________________________________________

Advertisement [arrow_forms id='2006']
Comments

News

Al Shabaab Suicide Bomber Kills Six At Somali Cafe In Baidoa

The Debrief Reporter

Published

on

Six civilians died and seven more were injured on Saturday when an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber blew himself up outside a cafe in Somalia, police and witnesses said.

The attack happened in the central town of Baidoa, 250 kilometres (190 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu and police said the target was the regional governor, who was inside the cafe taking tea.

“A terrorist suicide bomber blew up himself at Suweys cafeteria and killed six people, he was targeting the governor Ali Wardheere but he survived the attack,” local police officer Mohamud Adan told AFP by phone.

Advertisement

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Anything newsworthy happening near you? Email your news TIPS to news@thedebrief.co.ke or Call/Message/WhatsApp +254111375399

ALSO READ  Staff at funeral homes in Spain goes on strike as Coronavirus deaths continue to rise

JOIN OUR TELEGRAM CHANNEL FOR THE LATEST NEWS

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is telegram.png

______________________________________________________________________

Continue Reading

News

Uhuru contributes Ksh. 1 Million towards rugby icon Ayimba’s medical expenses

The Debrief Reporter

Published

on

IN SUMMARY:
– President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged Ksh. 1 million towards rugby legend Benjamin Ayimba’s medical expenses
– Senator Sakaja disclosed Uhuru’s contribution in a message posted on his Twitter account
– Kenya Rugby union had disclosed that Ayimba was critically ill
– Ayimba is a former Kenya Sevens and 15s captain, who was first appointed Shujaa Head coach in 2006

President Uhuru Kenyatta through Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja has contributed a sum of Ksh. 1 million towards the medical expenses of ailing rugby legend, Benjamin Ayimba.

On a Tweet posted on his Twitter handle, Senator Sakaja disclosed that the head of state had promised Ksh. 1 million that will go into Ayimba’s medical expenses.

Advertisement
ALSO READ  Matungu MP Justus Murunga Makokha is dead.

“Let’s keep at it #TurnUpforBenja. Thank you H.E Uhuru for the KES 1m. Kindly @RailaOdinga @WilliamsRuto @MusaliaMudavadi join in,” said Sakaja in the Tweet.

Kenya Rugby union had disclosed that Ayimba was critically ill and that his condition had drastically deteriorated. The union called on Kenyans to make their contributions via the Paybill number 8021673 with the name BENJAMIN OTIENO AYIMBA MEDICAL towards the rugby icon’s medical bills.

Ayimba is a former Kenya Sevens and 15s captain, who was first appointed Shujaa Head coach in 2006. He went on to guide Kenya to her first ever World Series Cup Final in Adelaide, Australia losing 26-7 to South Africa.

Advertisement
ALSO READ  DP Ruto makes strong indication of joining the BBI train.

In 2011, he left the job under controversial circumstances after he openly opposed the fielding of Kenya’s main players at the Safaricom Sevens.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Anything newsworthy happening near you? Email your news TIPS to news@thedebrief.co.ke or Call/Message/WhatsApp +254111375399

JOIN OUR TELEGRAM CHANNEL FOR THE LATEST NEWS

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is telegram.png

______________________________________________________________________

Continue Reading

News

Kirinyaga: Middle-aged man found dead inside a lodging in Ndia

The Debrief Reporter

Published

on

IN SUMMARY:
– The middle-aged man was found dead inside a lodging in Ndia area, Kirinyaga
– Police are in pursuit of an unidentified woman who was in the company of the deceased
– His body was moved to Kutus Funeral home, Kutus

Police in Kirinyaga are investigating the death of a middle-aged man who was found dead inside a lodging in Ndia area.

According to the lodging caretaker, the man  booked a room at around 1pm in the company of unidentified woman who latter went missing.

Advertisement

The incident was confirmed by agio town’s Nyumba Kumi Chairman, Daniel Kangangi who is also a brother to the caretaker.

ALSO READ  521 more tests positive for Covid-19, 14 more dead.

The caretaker is my brother. When he called me I informed officers based at Kagio Police station,”  said Kangangi.

Police are now in pursuit of the unidentified woman asking people in the hotel business to ensure that they take details of their customers.

Advertisement

The body has been moved to the Kutus Funeral home Kutus pending further investigations.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Anything newsworthy happening near you? Email your news TIPS to news@thedebrief.co.ke or Call/Message/WhatsApp +254111375399

JOIN OUR TELEGRAM CHANNEL FOR THE LATEST NEWS

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is telegram.png

______________________________________________________________________

Continue Reading
Advertisement

GET BREAKING NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX

SUBSCRIBE NOW!

Trending