Crime & Investigation

Opposition Mobilise Fans as Besigye Returns to Court

The opposition have vowed to make a huge procession to Luzira should court allow Dr Kizza Besigye to face his treason trial from there, viagra 40mg Chimp Corps report.

The State recently put in a formal request asking the Nakawa Magistrate’s court to allow the former FDC presidential candidate be arraigned before a court in Luzira – not far away from where he is jailed.

Besigye was on June 1 expected to appear before the Nakawa chief Magistrate James Eremye for the hearing but prosecution argued that the Constitution allows judicial officials to sit at any place of their jurisdiction.

“The building in Luzira was designated by the Chief Justice as a court. it is at a shorter distance from the prison than it is to here (Nakawa), ” argued prosecutor Lino Anguzo.

The prosecutor told court that Luzira will be more convenient and the accused will appear without any difficulties adding that the distance to Nakawa court is an inconvenience to the security.

“We request that you issue a production warrant for the accused to appear in Luzira court, ” Anguzo said.

However the Nakawa chief Magistrate said he would rule on the request on June 15, adding that on the same date, Besigye should be brought to his court.

Just a day before Besigye’s appearance in court, opposition have started mobilisation to show solidarity with the jailed opposition strongman.

“In the event that the trial Magistrate grants the State’s prayer that the court proceedings be conducted from within the confines of Luzira Prison, we should proceed there in big numbers,” said Lukwago in a message to his fans.

The same information has been circulated among FDC supporters to walk to Nakawa Court and later Luzira.


FDC Mobilisation Chief, Ingrid Turinawe and other party officials were on June 1 arrested for attempting to hold a protest march in Kampala after state fell short of bringing Besigye to court for trial.

According to the prosecution, Besigye and others still at large “between February 20 and May 11 in diverse places of Uganda formed an intention to compel by force or constrain the Government of Uganda, as by law established, to change its measures or counsels as the lawfully established methods of ascending to the Office of President of the Republic of Uganda as by law prescribed ad manifested such intention by covert acts and utterances.”

Prosecution further contends that Besigye at various places in Wakiso and Kampala districts demanded that an independent international audit be conducted before a new President can be sworn-in.

“On April 7, at Kasangati in Wakiso District, Besigye uttered words to the effect that he would establish a cabinet for Uganda,” reads part of the charge sheet seen by ChimpReports.

Between Feb. 20 and May 11, according to prosecution, Besigye “unlawfully declared himself winner of the presidential elections 2016” and “incited the public to defy lawful authority and mobilised the masses to attend his swearing-in as president of Uganda.”

Besigye, who disputes the results of the February 18 presidential elections, is further accused of “unlawfully taking presidential oath and undertaking to execute the functions and duties of the president of Uganda.”


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