High Court judge Lydia Mugambe has fixed 13th December 2019 to hear oral submissions by both parties in the case where two event organizers accuse police of illegal cancellation of their Kyarenga Extra concerts
In this matter, Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo and Abbey Musinguzi aka Abitex seek compensation for the loss they suffered after their shows were cancelled.
The judge ordered the applicants’ lawyers led by Erias Lukwago to file their written submissions on 11th November and for the respondents to file theirs on 18th November.
Although Lukwago had asked the judge to fix the matter on an earlier date being that its coming to a festive season in which his clients expect to organize concerts, the judge said she will not be around for the remaining days of this month.
” I have a pending criminal session and as you are aware criminal proceedings take precedent over civil matters,” she said.
If they are unhappy with the schedule, she advised them to apply before the Registrar to have their matter given to another judge
State Attorney Kiyingi Josephine who represented the Attorney General informed the trial judge that she has instructions to oppose the application because the applicants were given directives to follow which they confused to be a clearance for them to hold shows
Bajjo and Abitex want court to declare the IGP’s directive that stopped their concert as null and void and court to order Police to provide security at all their future concerts rather than blocking them
They allege that Police cancelled four of their Kyarenga Extra concerts during the last Easter season yet they paid musician Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi wine half of the money