The Chief Magistrate’s Court of Mbale has set August 19 as the date for the initial hearing of the case filed against the Attorney General, the Inspector General of Police and the entire Mbale Security by Hon Robert Kyagulanyi.
“Take notice that the Honorable Court shall be moved on the 19th day of August, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the afternoon or thereafter as Counsels for the Applicants can be heard on the Applicant’s behalf for orders of the following declarations,” reads part of the Notice of Motion signed by the Commissioner for Oaths.
In a Civil Suit dated August 13, Bobi Wine alias Robert Kyagulanyi sued the Attorney general, the Inspector General of Police and the entire security of Mbale led by the Resident District Commissioner for allegedly foiling his talk-show on Bugisu Cooperative Union radio station (BCU FM) this month.
In a Civil suit which was filled by Anthony Wameli and Company advocates on behalf of Kyagulanyi, and obtained by Chimp Corps, Kyagulanyi states that on August 8, 2020, the plaintiffs through their agents stopped him from appearing on a radio talk-show, which is an infringement on his Right to freedom of speech and expression, freedom of press and other media, which is enshrined in Article 29(1) (a) and (c) of the 1995 Constitution.
“We want them to explain why we were blocked from appearing on Mbale BCU Radio Station last weekend,” Kyagulanyi said.
“In the interest of promotion and protection of human rights and rule of law, we request the respondents, personally and individually, to pay the punitive damages for their high handedness and fragrant breach of law,” he added.
Other respondents in the case are; Wesley Nganizi, the Mbale Regional Police Commander, Sulaiman Oggajjo Barasa, the Mbale Resident Distict Commissioner, Fred Ahimbisibwe, the Mbale District Police Commander, Lt George Mwonda, the Mbale District Internal Security Officer and Arafat Kato the Officer in Charge of Mbale Central Police Station.
“We consistently said that we shall use all avenues; domestic and international to push for the rights of Ugandans,” Kyagulanyi noted.