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MP Munyagwa Rushes to Supreme Court as Shs 100m Bribe Case Bites

Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa has asked the Constitutional Court to block his ongoing trial at the Anti-Corruption Court.

At the Anti-Corruption Court, Munyagwa is facing three corruption charges, among them allegedly soliciting for a bribe of Shs100m from one Francis Kakumba so that the MP can influence his appointment to the Kampala City Land Board.

But in his petition to the Constitutional Court, Munyagwa says that on February 11, 2019, Kakumba, the complainant, communicated to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), saying that he had lost interest in the case and wonders why the DPP is resurrecting the case.

“In light of the withdrawal by the complainant, I, through my lawyers of Lukwago & Co. Advocates, wrote a letter dated February 20, 2019 requesting DPP to invoke his powers under Article 120 of constitution to discontinue the said charges against me but all in vain,” his petition reads in part.

Munyagwa asserts that on the face of the charge sheets, grave inconsistencies are exhibited and that the act of the DPP to continue prosecuting him is basing on the same is in bad faith.

Through his lawyers of Lukwago & Co. Advocates, Munyagwa wants court to declare that acts of the DPP continuing to prosecute him and declining to discontinue the charges against him contravenes Article 1209309b of the constitution.

He also wants a permanent injunction restraining the respondent [Attorney General), his agents and all persons, agencies or bodies from continuing to prosecute him.

Munyagwa also wants an award of general damages due to the psychological torture, mental anguish, inconvenience and pain occasioned to him and an award of interest at twenty five percent.

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