Proposal to have police, NIS, DPP in Power of Mercy panel misconceived, unconstitutional

Recently, newspapers carried a story about police suspicions that prisoners had been bribing prison officials to get onto a list of those to get a presidential “pardon”. Among the issues, the newspapers said, were that the prisoners to be released included “hardcore” prisoners, that many had multiple convictions. That of …

Houses of Parliament should be viewed as equals and collaborate

The question of the Senate has become topical again. First the Thirdway Alliance – in its people’s initiative (see last week) — has proposed greatly strengthening the Senate. Second, MP Cecily Mbarire (“nominated” as people like to say) wrote an article in the Star this week apparently designed to show how unimportant …