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Mahakama ya mfutia kifungo cha miaka 30, kutokana na makosa ya Unyang’anyi na kupora kwa kutumia silaha

The appellants, Lengai Ole Sabaya, Sylvester Wenceslaus Nyegu and Daniel Gabriel Mbura, appeared before the Resident Magistrate’s Court of Arusha at Arusha where they were arraigned for three counts of armed robbery, contrary to section 287A of the Penal Code [Cap. 16, R.E. 2019]. In the first count, the prosecution alleged that, on the 9th day of February, 2021, at Bondeni Street within the City, District and Region of Arusha, the appellants did steal cash money amounting to Tshs. 2,760,000, the property of Mohamed Saad and that, immediately before and after such stealing, they assaulted Numan Jasin, Hajirini Saad Hajirin, Bakari Rahibu Msangi, Salim Hassan and Ally Shaban and used a gun to threaten them in order to obtain and retain the said property.In the particulars of offence of the second count, it was stated that, on the 9th day of February, 2021, at Bondeni Street within the City, District and Region of Arusha, the appellants did steal cash money amounting to 390,000, the property of Bakari Rahibu Msangi and that immediately before and after such stealing, they handcuffed, assaulted and used a gun to threaten him in order to obtain and retain the said property........

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Sakata la Kupotea kwa wakili Peter Madeleka…..

Kuna taarifa za kuaminika za kutekwa kwa mwanasheria Peter Madeleka alipokuwa akitoka Serena hotel. Taarifa kutoka kwa wakili wake (ambaye mpaka sasa ajaonana na mteja wake) zinasema Madeleka aliitwa na watu waliokuwa wamesimama pembeni ya gari hapo Serena Hotel, alipokwenda kuwasikiliza walimshinikiza kuingia kwenye gari ambayo haikuwa na namba zozote ( gari hili haijulikani ilikuwaje likaruhusiwa kwa maegesho ya hotel ya kimataifa kama serena). Je Hotel ilikuwa inajua huu mkakati wa utekaji ambao haukuwa na hati ya mashitaka lakini wakaruhusu tukio kufanyika kwenye eneo la hotel? Walijiridhisha vipi kwamba hao walikuwa ni maafisa wa serikali ? Inakuwaje kwenye hotel yenye wageni magari na watu wasio na sare za kazi wanaruhusiwa kuendesha operation zao za giza?  Baada ya muda Peter Madeleka alipiga simu kueleza kwamba yuko Wizara ya Mambo ya Ndani amekamatwa na kupelekwa hapo. Mwanasheria wake alikwenda hapo wizarani akiwa na dawa lakini hakufanikiwa kumuona kutokana na kuzungushwa sana na maafisa wa polisi. Baadaye aliambiwa aondoke mteja wake yuko salama na kesho yake asubuhi alielezewa kwamba ingekuwa sawa kwenda kumuona, Wakili wa Madeleka alipofika hapo asubuhi hiyo maafisa wa polisi kwanza walisema hawana cha kusema lakini labda bosi wao wa mambo ya makosa ya mitandao, walipokwenda kumuona alisema hana taarifa atafutatilia wakapeana namba za simu kwa mawasiliano. Waliposhuka chini na kuuliza wale askari wakajibu kwamba walichanganya jina mtu waliyenaye sio Peter Madeleka, Wanasheria waliposema huyo Peter waliyenaye ni sawa wawapeleke watamwakilisha hata huyo, polisi walikosa majibu na kukataa kuwapa ushirikiano wowote.  Baada ya kelele mtandao polisi walisema wako naye katika kituo cha Kikuu cha Polisi Dar es salaam, kwamba anashikiriwa kwa kwa makosa ya kutuhumu Jeshi la Uhamiaji kutaka kufanya jaribio la kumuua. Hii ni kutokana na yeye kuendesha mjadala wa namna VIZA fake zinavyotolewa na jeshi hilo katika viwanja vya ndege. Madeleka alitweet na kusema group la Whatsapp la maafisa wa uhamiaji linafanya mikakati hiyo, badala ya kupata ulinzi amekamatwa kwa kosa la kusema usalama wake uko hatarini. Pamoja na kwamba ameshikiliwa na Jeshi la Polisi (ukamataji ukiwa umefanywa kwa namna ya kuteka ) mpaka sasa hakuna kituo cha polisi kimekiri kufanya tukio hilo, lakini pia Jeshi la polisi liko kimya wakati masaa 48 yakiwa yamepita ambapo kisheria hii ni sawa na mtu mzima kupotea kama hajapatikana kwa masaa 48.  Kulikuwa na taarifa kutoka kwa wanafamilia kwamba polisi wamezunguka nyumba yake huko Arusha na baadaye kufika kwenye ofisi yake hapo Arusha kwa ukaguzi. Mpaka sasa Jeshi hili halijatoa taarifa rasmi ni nini hasa wanatafuta au kukiri kwamba wamemshilikia Madeleka.  Serikali ya awamu ya sita inajipambanua kinyume na matendo kama haya lakini chini kwa chini yanafanyika na vyombo vya ulinzi na usalama kuficha taarifa, polisi wanapokamata mtu kinyume na taratibu ni utekaji na ni kosa la jinai, hakuna afisa wa serikali kwenye ofisi yoyote ile ana haki ya kufanya utekaji. Madeleka aliwahi kuwa afisa katika jeshi la polisi, ni mtu mwenye ufahamu na weledi wa mambo ya VIZA na namna mifumo imekuwa ikichezewa, kitendo cha kukamatwa kwake baada ya yeye kuwa na mipango ya kuzungumzia suala hili inaweka utata mkubwa sana na kuthibitisha madai yake, kwamba kuna ufisadi wa makusudi kwenye mifumo ya viza. Kwa kawaida raia anapokamatwa anatakiwa kupelekwa katika kituo cha polisi cha karibu na kuandikishwa. Utekaji wa namna hii umefanyika sana wakati wa awamu ya tano, tunaona awamu ya sita pia ikitumia njia hizo hizo kwa watu inaotofautiana nao.  #FreeMadeleka #ChangeTanzania

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Kuna taarifa za kuaminika kutekwa kwa mwanasheria Peter Madeleka hapo Serena hotel…….!!

Kuna taarifa za kuaminika kutekwa kwa mwanasheria Peter Madeleka hapo Serena hotel, amekekwa na watu wanaoshukiwa kuwa ni askari wasio na uniform na kutoweka nayeNdugu wa Peter Madeleka wameenda Central wanaambiwa hayupo. Wanaelekea SealanderMadeleka ametekwa na askari waliovaa kiraia na kupotea naye,Haya mambo walifanyika kwa Freeman Mbowe huko Mwanza, Tunaona yanaendelea kwa Watanzania wengine Serikali ya awamu ya sita inajipambanua kinyuma na matendo kama haya lakini chini kwa chini yanafanyika Madeleka aliwahi kuwa afisa katika jeshi la polisi, Kosa lake ni kuelezea kuhusu VISA fake ambazo zinatolea Airport , alipanda kuongea na waandishi wa habari kuelezea namn haya mambo yanafanyika, Siku mbili zilizopita alilalamika kwamba Jeshi la Uhamiaji kupitia group lake la WhatssApp walikuwa wakipanga mipango ya kumuua, Leo ametekwa na hapatikani mahali popote pale, hapatikani katika vituo vyote vya polisi ambavyo ndugu zake wameanda kumtafuta,Kwa kawaida raia anapokamatwa anatakiwa kupelekwa katika kituo cha polisi cha karibu na kuandikishwa. Utekaji wa namna hii umefanyika sana wakati wa awamu ya tano, tunaona awamu ya sita pia ikitumia njia hizo hizo kwa watu inaotofautiana nao#FreeMadeleka ChangeTanzania

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Guidelines On How to Enable Pregnant School Girls to Continue with Their Studies.

The Education and Training Policy (ETP) of 1995 which is currently under review among others things, emphasizes on access and equity to quality education to all so as to have Tanzanians who are highly educated, knowledgeable, skilled and culturally mature to handle national and international challenges in various political and social economic fields and as well as empower them to contribute in growth of national economy. Thus, the policy acknowledges, promotes and advocates deliberate moves which aim at assuring that girls are not denied the right of access to quality education. This is due to the fact that they are among the disadvantaged groups due to customary and cultural constraints and stereotypes.

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Hukumu ya kesi ya Freeman Mbowe na wenzake katika shauri namba 3 mwaka 2020 katika mahakama ya Haki ya Afrika Mashariki.

Mwenyekiti wa Chadema Freeman Mbowe na wenzake watatu Zitto Kabwe, Hashim Rungwe na hayati Maalim Seif walifungua kesi Wakati wa awamu ya tano katika serikali ya hayati Rais  Magufuli, utawala ambao ulijitahidi kutumia kila aina ya sheria kuhakikisha wanafifisha maendeleo ya kimekrasia katika nchi yetu. Wakati wa utawala wa awamu ya tano sheria nyingi zilibadilishwa ili kufifisha maendeleo ya demokrasia katika nchi yetu na moja ya sheria iliyobadilishwa ni sheria ya vyama vya siasa (sheria namba 5 ya mwaka 1992 na mabadiliko yake ) ili kupunguza uhuru wa kidemokrasia, uhuru wa kujumuika kwa watanzania na kufanya siasa. Sheria hiyo ambayo ilitiwa saini na aliyekuwa rais wa taifa hilo , John Pombe Magufuli mwezi Februari mwaka 2019 na kuchapishwa katika gazeti la serikali.  Sheria hiyo mpya ilikuja na vipengele ambavyo vilikuwa vinawanyima haki viongozi na wanachama . Baada ya kuona haki haipatikani katika mahakama za Tanzania viongozi hawa wa vyama vya upinzani wakaona haja ya kwenda katika mahakama ya Haki ya Afrika Mashariki (EACJ)  kufungua kesi ili sheria hiyo iangaliwe. kwa sababu pia sheria hiyo ya vyama vya siasa waliona inavunja mojawapo ya mkataba wa Afrika Mashariki ambao unaelezea kwa kirefu nchi zote mwanachama wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki wanavyopaswa kuendesha mambo yao ya kidemokrasia katika nchi zao. Lengo la kesi hiyo kulingana na Mwenyekiti wa Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo, Freeman Mbowe ni kwamba sheria hiyo mpya iliwekwa kupitia kubadili na kuongeza baadhi ya vifungu ambavyo vinakiuka lengo la kuanzisha ushirikiano wa jumuiya ya Afrika mashariki. Katika kesi hiyo Jaji alisoma vipengele kadhaa  vya kisheria ambavo vilitumiwa na waleta maombi. Vipengele ambavyo vinalalamikiwa kwenye sheria ya vyama vya siasa ni pamoja na kifungu kinachompa Msajili wa vyama vya siasa kuingilia wakati wowote shughuli za chama cha siasaKifungu kinachompa mamlaka msajili awe na mamlaka ya kuingilia mafunzo mbalimbali ya vyama vya siasa. Kifungu kinachompa msajili mamlaka ya kuingilia uongozi wa chama cha siasa.Kifungu kinachompa msajili kumsimamisha uanachama mwanachama yeyote kushiriki shughuli za kisiasa Vifungu vyote hivi vinakiuka misingi ya utawala bora, misingi ya kidemokrasia na inakiuka    mkataba wa EAC. Hivo waleta maombi wanaomba mahakama hii itamke kuwa sheria hiyo ni batili na mahakama hii itoe amri kuwapa kila aina ya nafuu ya kisheria. Mjibu maombi alijibu kuwa kifungu hiki kinalenga kufanya serikali itambue, ijue kila tukio linalofanywa na vyama vya siasa, Na kwamba Mahakama hii inaona kuwa kifungu hiki kinakiuka mkataba wa EAC. Section 9, Kifungu hiki kinampa msajili mamlaka ya kuchukua orodha ya wanachama/viongozi kutoka kwa vyama vya siasa kwa muda wowote atakaona unafaa. Pia kifungu hiki kinazuia mafunzo ya ukakamavu kwa wanachama wake, mafunzo yoyote au kuunda vikosi kama green guard etc. Kuhusu kifungu cha tisa cha orodha ya wanachama au viongozi waleta maombi wanasema kifungu hiki kipo shallow mno. Kinatoa haki upande mmoja na kuichukua kwa upande mwingine, jambo ambalo ni hatari kwa ustawi wa chama cha siasa. Kifungu hiki kinaweza kutumiwa vibaya na msajili Hata hivo mjibu maombi alisema kuwa kifungu hakina shida kabisa na kinatekelezeka bika tatizo lolote Waleta maombi wanasema kuwa ni  sheria kusema kuwa maamuzi yafanywe tu na mikutano mikuu ni kuzuia haki hiyo ya kuungana. Section 15; Waleta maombi wanalalamika Kifungu hiki ambacho kinahusu vyama kuungana kuwa kinakiuka haki ya kukusanyika kwa kuwa kinakosa uhalali hasa kwa kuwa kifungu kinataka muungano uwe tu wakati wa uchaguzi Yaani vyama vinaweza tu kuungana wakati wa uchaguzi mkuu. Hii ni kinyume cha haki ya kukusanyika Kifungu hiki kinataka uamuzi wa vyama kuungana ufanywe na mikutano mikuu ya vyama vya siasa! Na ufanywe miezi mitatu kabla ya uchaguzi. Section 29, Kifungu hiki kinasema mtu yeyote atakayekiuka sheria hii atapigwa faini ya milioni moja ambayo haitazidi milioni 10 au kifungo kisichozidi mwaka.  Chama cha siasa kikiuka sheria hii kinaweza kupigwa faini hadi milioni 30 au kufutwa. Msajili ana mamlaka ya kuandika kusudio la kufuta chama cha siasa kitakachokiuka sheria hii na ataandika kusudio hilo kwa wanachama. Hata hivo mjibu maombi anasema kuwa kifungu hiki kimezingatia utawala bora na hakijakiuka mkataba. Waleta maombi wanasema msajili kuwa na mamlaka ya kuadhibu mwanachama/kiongozi na chama chenyewe ni kuminya haki ya ustawi wa vyama vya siasa Pamoja na kukiuka haki ya kushiriki katika demokrasia kwa wanachama/wananchi. Ni sheria katili inayompa mamlaka ya kiimla Msajili. Mahakama ya Haki ya Afrika Mashariki (EACJ) ilideclare kuwa sheria ya vyama vya siasa inakiuka vifungu vya mkataba sehemu 6d 72 ya Jumuiya ya Afrika na kuamuru serikali ya Tanzania kurekebisha Sheria ya vyama vya siasa, ili iondoe vifungu vinavyokiuka mkataba ulioianzisha Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki (EAC), hukumu iliyotolewa kuhusu kesi iliyofunguliwa na wanasiasa wapinzani. In the East African Court of Justice at Arusha first Instance division. http://changetanzania.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/In-the-East-African-Court-of-Justice-at-Arusha-first-Instance-division.pdf

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In the East African Court of Justice at Arusha first Instance division.

The fundamental principles that shall govern the achievement of the objectives of the Community by the Partner States shall include:-

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Tukiwa Tunaadhimisha Wiki ya Sheria, Tuwafikirie Wanaoendelea Kusota Gerezani Bila Kutiwa Hatiani.

iki ya Sheria ni jambo la kawaida kwa wadau wa sheria kwa kuwa inachukuliwa kama sehemu ya utamaduni wa kila mwaka. Ni la kawaida kwa sababu hata huduma za kisheria zinazotolewa katika wiki hii zimeelekea zaidi kutimiza wajibu, na pengine kujinadi baina ya wadau wa sheria, kuliko kufanya tathmini na uvumbuzi wa majibu ya changamoto sugu zinazoikumba tasnia ya sheria chini Tanzania kwa sasa. Kwa upande mwingine, wiki hii ni muhimu sana kwa mahabusu walioko magerezani. Sikuwahi kufahamu umuhimu wa siku hii kwa mahabusu hadi kipindi kama hiki mwaka 2020 nikiwa gerezani Segerea. Niliona shauku na matarajio ya mahabusu wenzangu kufahamu kitakachojiri siku ya kilele cha Wiki ya Sheria, na muelekeo wa Mahakama kwa mwaka huo. Waliitazamia sana hotuba ya Jaji Mkuu na Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania kwa matarajio makubwa. Mwaka huu, Wiki ya Sheria imeadhimishwa tena kuanzia Januari 23 hadi Februari 2, 2022. Nilishiriki kwa kutoa msaada wa kisheria katika viwanja vya Mahakama ya Hakimu Mkazi, Kisutu, jijini Dar es Salaam. Kama nilivyotangulia kusema, wiki hii kwa wadau inamaanisha kuendeleza utamaduni zaidi wa kutatua changamoto. Eneo la Kisutu, kwa vyovyote vile, huwezi kutegemea kukutana na umma. Idadi ya watu waliofika kupata huduma iliakisi mtazamo wangu. Ilifaa waandaaji wa Wiki ya Sheria wawafikirie zaidi wanufaika na kuwasogezea huduma kuliko kujificha Kisutu. Hii ni mada ya makala nyengine. Miaka 12 gerezani bila kutiwa hatiani Ninafahamu kwamba siku ya kilele cha Wiki ya Sheria, ambapo viongozi watatoa hotuba, mahabusu wataketi kwenye redio na televisheni siku nzima kusikia majibu ya maswali yao. Moja ya swali sugu ambalo mahabusu wanaishi nalo bila majibu ni upatikanaji wa vikao. Hii ni kwa mahabusu na pia wafungwa, mathalani walioko Gereza la Ukonga, wanaosubiri vikao Mahakama ya Rufani. Shauku yao kuu ni kusikilizwa. Ukiambiwa mtu amekaa miaka sita hadi 12 gerezani bila kutiwa hatiani utaona ni nadharia. Lakini wapo. Hizi hapa ni baadhi tu ya kesi za muda mrefu, ambazo mahabusu wake wako Gereza la Segerea: “Mahakama haina fungu la kuendesha vikao,” ni jibu wanalopewa kila wakati watuhumiwa hawa wakihoji kuhusu vikao. Je, hotuba za viongozi katika kilele cha Wiki ya Sheria zitajibu maswali ya mahabusu na wadau wa sheria na haki jinai? Matarajio yangu ni hafifu! Serikali, Mahakama zitimize wajibu wao Kwa kuwa uelewa wa mahabusu ni kwamba Mahakama haina fungu la kuendesha vikao, na kwa kuwa ukweli ni kwamba fedha za uendeshaji wa kesi zinatolewa na Serikali, basi Serikali itimize wajibu wake, na Mahakama vivyo hivyo. Watu walioko magerezani ambao haki yao haimaanishi kuachiwa tu, bali kusikilizwa, na kupata matokeo kwa wakati, wapewe kipaumbele. Hakuna lugha nyingine ya kuelezea mfumo wetu wa haki jinai zaidi ya kusema tuko njia panda! Pia, sababu nyingine zote za ucheleweshwaji wa kesi zitatuliwe. Kwa mfano, upelelezi usiokoma; mamlaka yaliyopitiliza kwa waendesha mashitaka kiasi cha kuiongoza Mahakama; zuio la dhamana; na changamoto za miundombinu, ikiwemo Mahakama mtandao. Nashauri, kama nchi, tuwe na mfumo wa dhamana kwa makosa yote ya jinai. Mahakama irejeshewe mamlaka ya kuamua haki ya dhamana kwa kuangalia mazingira ya kesi husika kama ilivyokuwa hapo zamani. Tutaondokana na kadhia ya kutesa watu magerezani muda mrefu bila hatia kwa kudhibiti upelelezi, kuruhusu dhamana, na kuruhusu Mahakama ifanye kazi yake bila vikwazo kutoka mihimili mingine. Tito Magoti ni mwanasheria na mwanaharakati wa haki za binadamu kutoka Kituo cha Sheria na Haki za Binadamu (LHRC). Unaweza kumpata kupitia anuani yake ya barua pepe titomagoti@gmail.com au kupitia Twitter kama @TitoMagoti. Haya ni maoni binafsi ya mwandishi na si lazima yaakisi mtazamo wa The Chanzo Initiative. Ungepanda kuchapisha kwenye safu hii? Wasiliana na wahariri wetu kupitia editor@thechanzo.com.

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet noted that in Tanzania there has been a “growing trend of democratic repression…

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet noted that in Tanzania there has been a "growing trend of democratic repression and civil rights, a situation that is further undermining the human rights environment". "NEC reinstates 15 in parliamentary race, dismisses 40 appeals: National Electoral Commission (NEC) has reinstated 15 parliamentary candidates who were initially sidelined as ineligible. They were reinstated after appealing against their exclusion. NEC said in a statement released yesterday and signed by director of elections Wilson Mahera that the commission rejected 40 appeals filed by disqualified parliamentary candidates." CHADEMA in Serengeti zones said earlier today that they have received a notice of the removal of CHADEMA flags and the beating of leaders in areas where the CCM Presidential Candidate John Pombe Magufuli is expected to pass for campaign today, " the areas of Mwigumbi Kishapu, Maswa, on the eve of Leo Bariadi Parliamentary Candidate was attacked for the purpose of forcing him to withdraw from the Candidate" says CHADEMA statement through Twitter account Tanzania 76 ACT Wazalendo parliamentary candidates, out of 218, have been disqualified by election officers in constituencies. 40 were not nominated and 36 ( 22 in mainland,14 in Zanzibar ) disqualified through ridiculous objections. ACT and CHADEMA has vowed and called for MASS ACTION "Top NGO miss out on election observer election list, this Include Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalitions (THRDC), Tanzania Election Monitoring Commitee (TEMCO). Only 245 local NGO has been allowed to provide Voters education (civic education). NonGovernmental Organizations (NGOs) have been left behind in a list of 96 local institutions approved by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to oversee the 2020 General Elections. The big names missing in the list include the Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) and the Tanzania Constitution Forum (TCF). " "Mbeya Urban office was set on fire tonight by unknown assailants. This happened hours after Tundu A Lissu arrival in Mbeya City to seek guarantors for his presidential nomination. This also follows the burning of Chadema's Northern Region office in Arusha last week." News Source:

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Sahihi70 and Tegeta Escrow

Sahihi70 campaign was a petition aimed at Prime Minister Mr Mizengo Panda, the intension was to pressure a government to take action against corrupt officials and abuse of power following the CAG report, and the petition was a collective effort with members of parliament from ruling party and opposition. According to Parliamentary regulations, 70 members of parliament need to sign a petition to table a motion for vote of no confidence against Prime Minister and if two thirds of the Parliament votes and agrees to it, it leads to the dissolution of the cabinet. ChangeTanzania did online campaign to raise awareness about good governance and called on citizens to call their Members of Parliament. The government took action against some of the mentioned public officials including the Energy Permanent Secretary. We had a similar petition on The Tegeta Escrow saga and had a petition plus the hashtag #BringBackOurMoney

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