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MTN Uganda loses USD14.4 million license case against regulator

Telecom firm, MTN Uganda Limited has lost a High Court legal battle in which it was challenging the payment of $14, 140,030 (about Shs50billion) as license fees for the three-year transitional period. MTN Uganda had been challenging the payment of a licence fee of $14,140,030 for the transitional period October 21 2018 to  June 30 2020, after its license had expired pending renewal. Through its...

Court Quashes Summons to Aga Khan in DTB case

Buganda Road Grade 1 Magistrate, Valerian Tuhimbise, has withdrawn criminal summons he issued against His Highness the Aga Khan Prince Karim Al-Husayn Shah, Nasim Mohammed Devji, Varghese Thambi and John Sitakange. This was after DTB (U) lawyers K&K Advocates faulted the move and argued that the matters in question were already before the High Court and the Supreme Court and that the summons...

Kiryowa Kiwanuka appointed Attorney General in new cabinet

KAMPALA -- Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka has been appointed new Attorney General in the latest cabinet announced on Tuesday, 8th June 2021. The Attorney General of Uganda is the principal legal adviser to the government of Uganda. The office of the attorney general is a cabinet-level government position in the country. Kiwanuka takes over from William Byaruhanga who held the position from June 2016....

Airtel Uganda Gets 20 Year National License

Airtel Uganda has been issued with a National Telecom Operators (NTO) License, which will be operational for the next 25 years. This follows a period of negotiation and transition to a new Licensing Regime. “The new license is with effect from 1 July 2020 and is for 20 years. Airtel Uganda will retain all its current spectrum subject to the law and terms of the assignment. The scope of services...

Museveni cannot be sued – Judge

“There is no provision in the NRM constitution, which allows the President to be sued. If it exists, then it would be inconsistent with the Constitution,” the Civil Division of the High Court boss ruled. Justice Michael Elubu has ruled that Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni cannot be sued in his capacity as National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairperson because he enjoys unlimited immunity, while...

MTN Uganda and UCC Finally Sign the MTN UG License Renewal Agreement

MTN Uganda and the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have today concluded the official signing of the License Renewal Agreement that will enable the telecommunication company continue its operations in the country for another 12 years, commencing 1st July 2020. A joint press conference between MTN Uganda and the Regulatory body was held today at the UCC offices in Kampala to showcase the...

K&K Advocates > The Legal 500 Rankings

The team at K&K Advocates has a strong record in regulatory work, having acted in licensing matters both on behalf of the government and regulatory bodies, and for private companies in a variety of sectors. The firm is active in litigation and dispute resolution, with considerable experience in settling loan agreement disputes and employment disputes. Edwin Karugire and Kiryowa...

K&K Advocates comes of age; moves into their new classy Kololo chambers

The Baganda people of Central Uganda have a saying that” Akezimbira, tekaba kato, to mean, one with property/home is a child no more. With just a few months to clock 19 years old since they were first incorporated in Uganda, this week, K&K Advocates (formerly Kiwanuka & Karugire Advocates) one of Uganda’s leading full-service law firm came of age, re-entering their purpose-built...

A step forward for the free movement of goods in the EAC

In its judgment, the East African Court of Justice made many important findings By Richard Bibangambah The East African Community was established by the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community that came into force in July 2000. The Treaty is implemented through its Protocols amongst which are the Protocol on the Establishment of the East African Customs Union and the Protocol...

Major investment in Uganda: Veridos and UPPC establish local security printing factory

Berlin/Kampala, 4 October 2018 – World-leading identity solutions provider Veridos today announced the start of a major investment project in the Republic of Uganda. The company entered into 15-year-partnership with the government of Uganda to provide the country’s citizens with all relevant security documents. A new joint venture, Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC), has been created by...