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Opinion: Why I have a giant problem with the Military Courts are pending the ‘Treason’ charge of Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka!

Hon. Michael

Today the case we’re adjourned at the Makindye Military Court as the Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti we’re receiving and holding the court martial over the newly elected Member of Parliament representing in Nakawa district of Kampala. He beat the former MP Hon. Fred Ruhindi of National Resistance Movement, the former Attorney General in Parliament who must feel the pain of not gaining public support after being loyal to his master in President Museveni.

With this in mind, this is a case that has been going for a while since his firsts arrest, raiding of his homes and detaining. After that the detained Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka have been tormented at the Kireka SIU, been changed prisons and not allowed to get visitations. While the Ugandan Police in May 2016 where looking at the working place, the home and any indication of the Treason plans “we’re supposed to have”. As much as the Forum for Democratic Change Dr. Kizza Besigye we’re also charged with treason and taken to Moroto and back to Luzira to serve his charge and waiting the pending case. He has been later taken on bond and has to go to court every second week. This kind of pleasant piece of freedom is not something the Republic gives to Hon. Kabaziguruka.

Hon. Kabaziguruka are charged and we’re supposed to plan to ‘assassinate’ the executive, the long-serving president, his excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on his farm or so. As insulting and wild assumptions of the Uganda Police and their defense… this is sadly not a new way of silencing the opposition as they have done this before. That they did with detaining Besigye before and also his brother for the same charges. So the stories of this seem fabricated to suit the powers to be and keep them on top while the Opposition goes for justice in kangaroo-courts.

The Hon. Kabaziguruka is to set a standard and set the level of fear the NRM regime can put in line. They are putting a non-military man and not a soldier, lieutenant, sergeant or any kind of military position man, but a civilian through Military Court. If this we’re General Sejusa than it had made sense, as he hadn’t until one point not gotten his retirement from the UPDF. The issue with Hon. Kabaziguruka, he is not a military man who are a part of the UPDF at this point. Therefore he should been taken to ‘Ordinary’ Court and not Military Court. He should be tried by the people and their representative of understanding the law; not by military men who are loyal to Lt. Gen. Museveni, but a court who are supposed to be loyal the Constitution and the laws that are applied in the land.

This case shouldn’t be going in a military court; it has nothing there to do. It is a fiction of imagination that the society is so militarized and the levels of fear from the Executive that he has to take citizens who is not connected to his army to military courts to answer for phony charges. The case will be back to surface again on the 23rd August 2016. As the FDC Honourable have yet again to answer for made-up charges. The reality of the extent of impunity under Museveni is now ridiculous and malicious. What the outcome and if the silencing of the up-coming MP is an indication this 7th Term President and 10th Parliament MPs will have a hard way of legitimizing the political climate they are showing with  these arrests and this Police Force violently and with charges providing unsound methods to secure the power of NRM. But is it worth it though; When everything is corrupt and nothing is pure not even real or just? Is that what the legacy of Museveni will be that he corrupted all institutions and defended his accusation of grabbing power by taking innocent political careers as feeding his ego on the farm? Peace.

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NRM proves their control with two cases today: One with Lumumba’s planned power and promotion of Ruhindi for the EC!

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The NRM and President Museveni cannot help himself to centralize the power around his loyal men and woman who he knows he can corrupt. This can be done by money and they’re not getting trouble as Mzee hides the issues of this corruption. Therefore the Kyankwanzi words of Museveni that he would fight corruption are three-decades in and useless uttering of hot-air. As seen by the recent actions, only today alone. Take a look!

Justine Kasule Lumumba

First NRM Case- Secretary Justine Kasule Lumumba order:

“One of the resolutions read thus: “The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, and relevant Ministries, shall submit loan requests one month in advance to the Prime Minister and the Secretary General for inter-sectoral scrutiny before loans are contracted, to confirm that the said loans are aligned to the NRM Manifesto, and the Strategic Guidelines and Directives.” (…) “The NRM leadership and the Secretariat shall be involved in all aspects of policy formulation and implementation, and in the national budgeting process,” agreed the ministers and permanent secretaries” (…) “Further, the Kyankwanzi meeting also agreed that “The National Development Planning processes, policy formulation and implementation, budgeting, among others shall faithfully reflect and embody the NRM Manifesto 2016 – 2021, and the Strategic Guidelines and Directives issued by the President to Cabinet” (TheInsider.co.ug, 2016).

The Secretary General that took over for Amama Mbabazi wants to flex more after the General Election and Campaign period where she promised to kill the ones going against the NRM Organization and Party. As the NRM we’re destined to run the country. This is again proving that the NRM EC and NRM NEC doesn’t have it in them to fulfil the forms after the General Election where they we’re questioning her leadership abilities. Now months after this grievances are left behind. She is suddenly a controlling mastermind that is loyal to Museveni and therefore deserves the nudge of checking the transactions of the Ministries and Parliament budget; as the small loans in the Public Finance Management Act Amendment of 2015, could let the Ministries when needed short term loans take them from Bank of Uganda without the permission of the Parliament. Now the shortcut of the laws is taken one step back, but will be transparent through the leadership and Secretary General of NRM Lumumba. This proves the impunity and disregard for the Parliamentary procedure of procurement. The Ministries when needed loans have to go to Lumumba for their debts and the need for new fiscal funds to finance their work; that is just so accountable as she can accept monies for her friends and NRM loyalist, but from others she can discard. As the request are deemed in her hands, not in any other. NRM will control the requests for loans for the ministries before the PFMA 2015; that is just showing how democratic the NRM have become over the years.

Fred Ruhindi TV

Second NRM Case- Fred Ruhindi to take EC Commissioner’s seat:   

“According to credible sources, Ruhindi, a former Attorney General and Minister for Constitutional Affairs will replace Eng. Badru Kiggundu whose tenure reportedly ends at the end of this month” (…) “The soft-spoken Ruhindi lost the Nakawa seat to Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Michael Kabaziguruka, and has since then withdrawn to private life” (Kawalya, 2016).

The Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka who are still detained for treason as he was plotting to get rid of President Museveni; the man who brought the Attorney General position in Parliament to an end. Therefore the resurrection of the Museveni loyalist wouldn’t be surprising as the resurface of Gen. Kahinda Otafiire in the cabinet as the other loyal cadre lost both the NRM Primary and the General Election this year. President Museveni has a way of paying back to loyal man. If he would give this role to Fred Ruhindi it would be fitting to have a blind “yes man” as the Electoral Commission leader, as the EC have failed and lost so many NRM MPs after the election as the EC didn’t vet and check the credentials of the candidates properly before running the ballot. Also the frauds of the election have also been very evident therefore many reasons for the President to change leaders of the EC before next election to not lose face again. With the fraudulent recent election has backfired and somebody has to fall on their sword; luckily for the Ugandans not the head-honcho, but the puppet filling in the forms for the Mzee. Peace.

Reference:

Kawalya, Shawn Davis – ‘Ruhindi tipped to replace Kiggundu at EC’ (08.08.2016) link: http://eagle.co.ug/2016/08/08/ruhindi-tipped-replace-kiggundu-ec.html

TheInsider.co.ug – ‘NRM gives Lumumba powers to approve gov’t loans’ (08.08.2016) link: http://www.theinsider.ug/nrm-gives-lumumba-powers-to-approve-govt-loans/

#Scambailouts; Moses Musinguzi Vs. Bailed Out Companies on Good Governance (29.07.2016)

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UHRC: Quotes for a thought; a must read on Human Rights breaches in Uganda!

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“I had a case of my brother who was arrested by police and was asked to pay UGX 100,000. But after the community meeting by UHRC, I learnt that police bond is free.” A participant in a community meeting in Luweero District (UHRC, P: 64, 2016).

As there been a hectic year for Uganda, with the preparation for the General Election of 2016, the report from Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC), should have lots of instances where the breaches of violations towards political opponents and dissidents from the NRM-Regime. As the system is to uphold the status-quo and respect Mzee. I will today look through the Report and find the most staggering numbers and tales. To show what kind of actions the government does against their own citizens, in the name of the Executive and his reign to keep rule all for himself!

Alone alleged violations in Uganda that we’re registered in 2015 we’re “Torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” total of 345, “Deprivation of personal liberty/detention beyond 48 hours” total of 247, “ and kind of violation in 2015 we’re 909 to all the offices of UHRC. As seen the registered complaints to the UHRC; the respondents are the once claimed to be responsible for the violations. Here is the one usually behind it:

“The top five respondents over the past six years (2010-2015) have remained the UPF, private individuals, UPDF, local governments and the UPS. In the six years, the UPF had a total of 2,646 (the highest number of complaints registered against a respondent), while private individuals had 1,271. The UPDF had 622; UPS, 205; and local governments, 200” (UHRC, P: 15, 2016). This here proves the level of violations from the Army and Police; the once that are surprised by that haven’t followed how the Modus Operandi of the security organizations in Uganda.

Kakira Prision

One testimony to the UHRC:

“I was told by the investigations team they would follow up my complaint of being detained for eight days at Kakira Police Station. Indeed the Uganda Human Rights [Commission] team did so. I was never at any one point in time asked for facilitation to conduct the investigation until it ended. I now await the outcome of the investigation. By the way, it is upon the Commission’s intervention that I was released immediately. Investigations were conducted objectively and thoroughly to the extent that the perpetrators asked for my forgiveness.” (UHRC, P: 15, 2016).

Second testimony to the UHRC:

“I was arrested by the police from Adjumani Central Police Station on allegations of theft. During detention, my money [amounting to] UGX 200,000 was taken and kept by the police. After conviction and serving my sentence in prison, I went to claim my money, but police told me it was an exhibit in court. When I reported the matter to UHRC, it was registered and investigated and all my money was paid back.” (UHRC, P: 16, 2016).

Complaints completed in 2015:

“In 2015, UHRC closed 382 complaints after investigations. Of these, 287 were backlog files and 95 were fresh complaints registered during the year. 382 complaints were closed for various reasons, including successful mediations, insufficient evidence, receipt of remedy by the complainant, requests from the complainants, referral to other institutions, cautioning of respondent and not revealing any human rights violation. Other reasons included merging of files, failure to trace respondents and death of complainant” (UHRC, P: 17, 2016).

Human Rights 17.11.15

Outstanding compensation from Attorney General to the Tribunal:

“Therefore, the UGX 758,552,86813 that MoJCA paid as compensation to victims of human rights violations in 2015 did not cover any beneficiary of the complaints decided by the Commission during the period 2013 to 2015 (refer to Annex A). As of 31st December 2015, the outstanding awards against the Attorney General was UGX 5,047,671,968 (Uganda shillings five billion, forty seven million, six hundred seventy one thousand, nine hundred sixty eight)” (UHCR, P:31, 2016). Here is the reason for the delayed compensation of the awarded through the tribunal: “Delayed payment of Tribunal awards. Respondents, especially the Attorney General, take long to pay tribunal awards. Although the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has argued that this is mainly due to limited budgetary allocations, UHRC has realised that the delay is sometimes caused by the bureaucratic processes that require the respective state attorney to form the first opinion on whether to appeal or clear payment of the award. This has caused untold delays, especially in cases where the state attorney may not be willing to recommend payment of the award, particularly where the Attorney General was not represented during the hearings” (UNHCR, P: 32, 2016).

Prisoners awaiting Ministerial Orders:

“K.S Awaiting ministerial order for 24 years. It was reported that he does not get visitors” (…) “B.E Awaiting ministerial order for the last 15 years” (UNHCR, P: 37, 2016).

Third Testimony:

The human rights training we attended were very helpful. I learnt that when I torture a suspect it is entirely on me and me personally…”said an officer from Kasangati Police” (UNHCR, P: 37, 2016)

A little on how the detainees and Prison conditions are:

Many places don’t have transport for suspects of crime, they are taken random by public transport in places like Kole, Erute, Lira, Anyeke, Otuke, Pece and Kinene. With this result on place as well: “At Kamwenge and Bigere police posts, suspects were transported to court and back on bodaboda at a cost of UGX 60,000” (UNHCR, P: 44, 2016). Also inaccurate salaries and compensation of Police officers: “At Buganikere police post, an officer had not received salary since December 2013 and at Hima police station, five staff members had missed their salary of September 2015. At Rwangara police post, staff could not easily access salary because the bank was far away and they would have to incur transport costs” (UNHCR, P: 44, 2016). Even lacking basic structures is a problem at Police Post, Police Stations and Prison cells: “Detention facilities that did not have adequate water for sanitation and personal hygiene included Kiboga, Kasangati and Rubanda prisons, as well as Buseruka Police Post and Nakaloke and Bunkhongo police stations” (UNHCR, P: 51, 2016). When it comes to sleeping facility for detainees: “UHRC found that 234 out of the 896 detention facilities inspected did not have adequate beddings; so, detainees used either tattered blankets, mats or pieces of papers. This was observed in 41 prisons, 192 police detention facilities and one military detention place inspected. These facilities included: Mutufu and Ngora prisons; Ngai, Iceme, Aber, Kwera and Kangai police posts; as well as Dokolo, Otuke (adult cells), Agawata, Adwari and Olilim police stations” (UNHCR, P: 52, 2016).

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The Senior Citizens Grants for Empowerment roll-out plan:

UHRC noted with concern that although 1.2 million people in Uganda were aged 65 years and qualify for the SAGE programme, only 123,260 were benefiting. However, in August 2015, the government announced the roll-out plan of the SAGE programme to 40 more districts across the country over the next five years, beginning with 20 in the FY 2015/16 and subsequently adding five districts every year for the next four years until FY 2019/20” (UNHCR, P: 103, 2016).

Digital Privacy:

“There were allegations of infection by malicious software of communication devices belonging to various individuals, including journalists, believed to be instigated by state agents.156 It is alleged that once infected with this software, a person’s computer or phone could instantly be remotely monitored; passwords, files, microphones and cameras could be viewed and manipulated without the owner’s knowledge” (UNHRC, P: 141, 2016).

On the General Election:

“UHRC noted reports of the overzealousness and selective application of EC guidelines by the UPF, leading to their alleged interference in and denial of some campaign rallies, prevention of opposition accident victims from accessing a health centre for treatment, prevention of people from attending opposition rallies, violently dispersing opposition rallies and injuring supporters; and the arrest of opposition officials and confiscation of opposition materials such as manifestos. It is worth noting that the UPF took action on some of its errant officers and instituted investigations into the incidents” (…) “There were concerns about the alleged discriminatory nature in the way political players enjoyed rights and freedoms of assembly, movement and personal liberty, which did not, in many cases, favour opposition leaders during the electoral period” (…) “Although UHRC noted positive developments, such as strengthened internal mechanisms in political parties, the successful nomination of presidential, parliamentary and various candidates at the local government, and introduction of new technology, such as SMS and the online system, there were challenges that still hindered the realisation of the right to vote. UHRC also noted that some of the challenges identified during the previous elections, such as the timely review of electoral laws, had not been addressed in the run-up to the 2016 elections. In addition, UHRC notes that there is need to address evolving challenges, such as lack of internal democratic party processes, the emergence of crime preventers and militia during the electoral period, and the varied interpretation of laws, in order to ensure that the right to vote is realized” (UNHRC, P: 169- 172, 2016).

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Proposed amendment of the 48 hour rule:

“There have been proposals to amend Article 23 (4), which prescribes for the production of a detained person to court within 48 hours from the time of his or her arrest, on grounds that the prescribed 48 hours is insufficient to bring a person to court” (… ) ” UHRC, therefore, recommends that:

  • Article 23 (4) should be retained and priority placed on enhancing the investigative capacity of the Uganda Police Force” (UHRC, P: 203-204).

Uganda Police Force should urgently address the issue of detention of suspects without files. If there are no files or charges against them, they should be released:

UHRC made this recommendation to the UPF in 2013. In 2015, the UPF informed UHRC that police commanders and officers in the Criminal Intelligence and Investigative Directorate (CIID) were tasked to ensure that whenever suspects are arrested, files should be compiled, proper and timely investigations carried out, and the necessary procedure followed to take the suspects to court immediately. With the establishment of the Directorate of Human Rights and Legal Services at police headquarters and the deployment of regional human rights officers in 16 regions, this problem was partially addressed” (UNHRC, P: 223, 2016).

Aftermath: 

Here you saw the definition of Human Rights issues, there we’re even more labor questions and education on Human Rights. The certainty is the levels of force from the Uganda Police Force (UPF) and Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) that are extending themselves into the citizens sphere and not being there to create security; instead breaching the levels of trust from the security organization and the citizens.

If you feel I left something behind, please put it in the commentary. This is for me the most important details; I couldn’t pick it all; as there we’re many breaches and many questionable actions towards the citizens that could be posted today. Because this is close to 2000 words, but the report are 296 pages. So the amount of details in the report could fill many pages more and a bigger article. This here is just a hunch of the breaches that the government and their institutions are doing, also the missing pieces to the laws and the institutions that’s securing the rights of the citizens. Peace.

Reference:

Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) – ‘The 18th Annual Report of the Uganda Human Rights Commission To the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda’ (July, 2016)

Government conspiracy against the FDC continues; as Hon. Kabaziguruka are charged with ‘Treachery’ at Makindye Military Court!

Makindye Military Court 28.06.2016

Even as the 10th Parliament is starting and continuing to vetting the new Members of Parliament, as the Parliamentary recently said that Ugandans should put the country, before the Party; though the irony is that the Executive controls the Parliament and the NRM caucus and therefore validation of speaking alone and making decisions on their own in the NRM, is a laugh or a banana flies flying around the dying banana. The same feeling I have today.

As there are other movement that is actually interesting as the lies of the Parliament and sham of Electoral Process, doesn’t cover the aftermath of the General Election of 2016. In this mayhem of deceit as the Uganda Police Force and Army have shuffled their way and made FDC activists and leaders criminals. Still, with this in mind, some of the FDC MPs are still talking about possible ability to make a difference in Parliament. That is another laugh, but in sadness instead of satire as the NRM MPs are not told what to vote or paid to vote by the Executive.

With this all in mind while Dr. Kizza Besigye is still in the midst of lots of litigations. Where he is going back and forth to court, and in this connection with his ‘Treason’ charge against the state; the State have produced another vindictive person in the FDC, the newly elected MP for Nakawa Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka that we’re charged with offences ‘Relating to Security and Treachery’. This happens as he was taken to Makindye Military Court by Keefesi guards and have heavy toll by security personnel in the two recent months. While they have either kept him in house-arrest, kidnapped him to SIU Kireka and also raided his home near Lake Victoria.

While this is happening many of the other FDC NEC and FDC MPs are not shedding a tear for the doubt of the future of the so-called conspiracy to topple the Executive. This is happening while the justice of the man is not well kept, as the family has not been able to even meet Hon. Kabaziguruka.

Hon. Michael

This is a plot to get rid of the man who won over the former Attorney General Fred Ruhindi of the National Resistance Movement. As he just happen to get the MP position in Parliament, something that the ruling regime cannot handle and therefore done everything in their power to sabotage and make him a giant criminal. So they had to take him to General Court Martial and build together the strange activity of the State in barracks around the country, as they have turned on their own forces to clear the ship for the son of the Executive, Major General Muhoozi. So they can make up and forge intelligence that make Gulu, Lira and Makindye actions into the pot and call it a feast of the tongue.

So if Mzee thinks he is smart, if Mzee thinks his use of IGP Kayihura in political activity and the ways they are creating a ‘unlawful’ activity and claiming conspiracy, they are screaming wolf, and the villagers are listening… they are crying ‘wolf’ again, the villagers still listen; but if they do it the third time, the villagers will not listen and turn away, even if it is really a WOLF.

Mzee have done this before, Besigye have been charged with treason before and the PRA bluff are now history, as the Mzee tries yet again to consolidate all power of the country, as the weakness of opposition and the central leadership of the opposition is up for grabs. Mzee knows this and uses the Police and Courts to create a fear and control the other parties with that fear, as Hon. Kabaziguruka and Besigye as examples of what he can within his power. Peace.

Hon. Kabaziguka detained at SIU Kireka: ‘charged with alleged planning a serious conspiracy’

 

Michael Kabaziguka

“When I set out to challenge the dictatorship, I knew that I will have two homes. One that I built myself and prison”Dr. Kizza Besigye

Hon. Michael Kabaziguka have been taken from his home earlier today, as there rumors out there; that he has been charged with both “possession of a fire-arm” or a “gun”, and also that he ‘planning to assassinate’ the President of the Ugandan Republic, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Even some parts of it is in the same level of Besigye, as they are charging him with “Treason against the State”.  So the rumors are heavy on this one.

What could be the reason for doing it: 

They are surely doing this, as they are into doing this as they want to make his Member of Parliament status invalid and reinstate Fred Ruhindi, their loyal Attorney General of the 9th Parliament… As this is all political and Hon. Kabaziguka is not a common criminal, just a guy who actually are more popular than Fred Ruhindi and that eats the NRM Regime, therefore he has been house-arrested and tried to shut him up since the election.

That newly elected Forum for Democratic Change Member of Parliament is detained at SIU Kireka, as they are now questioning him and also detaining him there.

Enage 02.03.2016

Police Statement today:

“The circumstances under which they (the MP and another person) were arrested are very sensitive, and although we cannot divulge any further details at this stage for fear of jeopardizing our investigations, we can only confirm to you that the suspects are helping us with investigations, into some very serious offences that involve other suspects as well,” said Mr Enanga in a statement dated June 8 (Daily Monitor, 08.06.2016).

But as they already have had him under house-arrest for long time after the 11th of May 2016, he surely been monitored and have the intelligence they could get out of a, but certainly the allegations… that CP Enaga is a “Serious Offence” that involves other “suspects”. That means that this is a political motivated detained and alleged crime, as the UPF does what they can to take down the FDC by any means; the same they been working on with Dr. Kizza Besigye and now does with others who are connected to his leadership, as is Hon. Kabaziguka, other men of the FDC like FDC Secretary Harold Kaija been taken there and so many others. So the Political Oppression in Uganda is at all time high and continues while Mzee claims no need to be learn anything about ‘democracy’; let me say one thing.

BTW: If there were any fire-arms that was unregistered in his home, I would believe it was planted by certain Police Officers to make-up charges and reasons for detaining the opposition Politican; as he has a moral and ethical posisiton and he is not yet bought by the Musevenist in Parliament. Therefore they have to silence him by any means.

Mzee, have certainly forgotten everything the lectures he during the University in 1970s in Dar-Es-Salaam, since he knows detains right and left. As with now the men and woman who spoke ‘Defiance’ over ‘resistance’ are no getting detained, as Mzee want to set the record straight. Peace.  

Reference:

Daily Monitor – ‘MP Kabaziguruka arrested’ (08.06.2016) link: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/MP-Kabaziguruka-arrested/-/688334/3240684/-/x7rmqr/-/index.html

Attorney General Vs. Besigye & FDC – Constitutional Petetion No. 13 of 2016 (06.07.2016)

FDC Petiton 10th June AG

Letter: “Misc. Application No. 29 of 2016 Arising from Misc Application No. 18 of 2016 Arising from Misc. Application No. 17. of 2016 and from Constitutional Petition No. 13 of 2016 Attorney General V. Forum for Democratic Change and Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye (02.06.2016)

Kizza Besigye 01.06.2016

Const. App. No. 29 & 17 of 2016: AG V. FDC & Rt. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye (02.06.2016)

FDC Court of Appeal 2016

My 2 Cents: 

No Reason for pulling the Application and Affidavit of IGP Kale Kayihura today, well, IGP Kayihura have other tactics to stifle the Opposition in his sleave, if not he get orders from up-high. Peace.

No Remedy Mentioned (NRM) is continuing to run, while they block the FDC with the Calvary and in the Courts!

Lukwago 02.06.2016

“Am short of words to express my disillusionment with this level of impunity and bastardisation of the country” – Erias Lukwago

There have been a few nights and few days with sorrow for the Forum for Democratic Change and their leadership, that is far from over, as long as President Museveni and National Resistance Movement exist. So with this in mind, there are still Courtship for FDC MPs, FDC Leaders and Activist that are involved in the Defiance Campaign of the 2015-2016.

Just as the IGP Kale Kayihura written a Motion and Affidavit on the 30th May 2016, as they will continue with the “Interim Ex Parte Orders in AG V. Besigye (Constitutional Petition No. 13 of 2016)”. This happens after the suspended orders went out on the 1st June, as they got this served yesterday at the FDC Headquarter on the 1st June 2016. So with that in mind, the Uganda Police Force together with Deputy Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma, the man who was officiating or swearing-in President Museveni on the 12th of May. In the midst of the period that the Political Party of FDC was sieged and even the FDC HQ was at one point a crime scene by the Police Force.

While Dr. Kizza Besigye who is still in Luzira, was supposed to be tried first day on his “treason charge” against the Republic of Uganda, to be correct dishonoring President Museveni. Since he is such a problem for the state of affairs, he is National Security threat as he can weakens all transport in Kampala, not in the same way as the jams recent days with Turkey VIP Erdogan and South Korean President Park Guen-Hye, as the central Kampala and roads to Entebbe International Airports was closed. The Same Police Force could not also as they we’re on standby for the President and his guest, be able to see the KCCA Councilors and Lord Mayor Lukwago, as another excuse of the matter.

Well, today the Police and Judiciary continues with the struggle against Opposition, as the incumbent Mayor Lukwago had to show up at Makindye Magistrate Court, where 7 persons from FDC was represented to answer to the Interim Order of Stephen Kavuma, but Dr. Kizza Besigye for the second day in row couldn’t be produced to Court.  The action of today’s court was the actual extension of the ban of “Defiance Campaign”. Because Lukwago and Besigye at one-point was charged with “Illegal Assembly” at Nsambya Sharing Hall in 2015; a trial that happen today without one of the main suspects as he is supposed to answer and the continuation of the suspension order of the “Defiance Campaign”.

Museveni 31.05.2016

This happens in the same space as the President Museveni in his speech in Parliament, at the State of the Nation Address, is saying this:

“The only pollution to this glorious and massive Liberation Movement has been the mistake of the careerists introducing the use of money in electioneering.  We shall also struggle against that.  Therefore, democracy is one area where we do not need aid because that is what we fought for here and in the rest of Africa for many decades”.

Ingrid Turinawe 01.06.2016

This happen while certain close in the leadership of FDC Doreen Nyanjura and Ingrid Turinawe was arrested around the Nakawa Court yesterday. While the level of tortured FDC leaders and youths have also been showed to the world in the recent months. As there was at one point a dozen FDC Youth detained in a Container on the Outside of the Rukungiri Police Station, they we’re charged with “Terrorism”. As their leaders was also detained and not charged for days in this May 2016. Hon. Moses Byamugyisha, was working for their freedom for days upon days. As the Police even when Rukungiri Court Order their withdrawal of justice, they still lingered in the Container there.

Now with this in mind, there are still charges on Dr. Kizza Besigye served in Kabale Magistrate Court together with Erias Lukwago, the same is surely also in Kasangati Magistrate Court, where he has served charges against the State for their unlawful house-arrest of Besigye himself, days upon days without charges in February and March in 2016, when they we’re besieging his home in Kasangati in 40 Days straight. Something that IGP Kale Kayihura should answer for!

Besigye Detained

There are reported that Besigye will be produced at the Constitutional Court as they will answer to affidavit of IGP Kayihura as he had intelligence of FDC Supporters was supposed to make problems around Nakawa Court, yesterday, apparently. There are also reports that the Police have sealed of Constitutional Court, as he is set to come there from the Fairway Hotel Junction down to Mulago-Wandegeya routes are closed as the Black Van with Besigye supposed to pass. So that the Judge presiding, surely Deputy Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma will continue the “Interim Order” with the passage of National Security as the DPP Mike Chibita couldn’t produce him yesterday as the passage would counter the news of Turkish President and President Museveni smiling on the front-pages on New Vision today. It would look foolish towards the new donors and allies from Turkey. Therefore they had to wait until today when both Presidents had left the Central Business District of Kampala and could siege the roads for the return of Besigye  to the Constitutional Court, where he last time we’re in late April 2016.

What I expect is that it will be continued as he is now by the Authorities and Legal forces seen as a “National Security” issue and a man who creates havoc and problems. Even when that is not true or proven; as much as the President wants to silence the FDC and hope that the population soon forgets the General Election of 2016 and the shameful rigging of Presidential Election 2016. That with the Army deployment and the continued stronghold of Police, as they continue to detain and harass the opposition, therefore the Democratic Party and Uganda People’s Congress is so silent, except that Hon. Jimmy Akena had to take his last shot at Dr. Olara A. Otunnu and blame him for the election. Not for his maladministration and agreement with NRM led to people despising the UPC, as they are now a branch of the NRM-O.

Fred Ruhindi TV

The Attorney General of Uganda Fred Ruhindi is issuing the extension of the Interim Order today because of this:

“The Attorney General wants court to declare both Besigye and FDC’S defiance activities as unlawful since they are not in conformity with the prescribed processes of challenging a presidential election. In the affidavit supporting the Attorney General’s interim order application, the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura says unless court stops FDC’s activities, the country will go back to political unrest and insecurity” (The Street Lawyer UCU, 02.06.2016).

So with this in mind, we know the tale will go, it is not all of sudden that the NRM Regime going to work against itself or going to contradict itself, more than President Museveni does with his speeches and development agenda, as that is the same in 1980s, he just don’t know that himself. The Constitutional Court will today continue to ban the Forum for Democratic Change and their Defiance Campaign as the “National Security” will come first. Because that “National Security” is meaning the continuation of the rigged coup d’état from President Museveni and his NRM Elite have done on the 20th February 2016. So the Police Force and their tear-gas brigade fear the people who supported Besigye and the true state of electoral violence created under their reign and their initial Police brutality against civilians. Therefore the Attorney General and Inspector General of Police wants to make sure he is silent behind bars and that his party is muffled; because if so they can continue prosecuting the leaders and head-activist of the FDC party without interference of the population. That is securing the NRM elite and Ruling Party for continuing with some sort of business as usual.

There is now reports that AG Fred Ruhindi: “Attorney General withdraws application for an interim order (incl. an extension) against defiance” (The Observer, 02.06.2016).  So the hardwork and paperwork delivered together with IGP Kayihura will not be worked on.

FDC Lawyer 02.06.2016

Reasons for why they did so: 

“According to the FDC legal adviser and lawyer Rwakafuzi Radsrus,attorney general sought it important to withdraw the case on grounds that they government could not hold the million people who could invade the court and that even Dr. Kizza Besigye as the accused had written to appear in person without being represented by lawyers. Before at around 02:45 Beisgye’s Ernest Kalibala brought a letter signed by the accused (Besigye) himself requesting for his personal presence as by law for the accused to be available in court on such charges. In a letter signed by the Director Civil Litigation Denis Bireije quotes that under section 2 (2) of the court of appeal rules with orders for the government cost and a copy has been sent to FDC and Besigye Kizza. Rwakafuzi further says that the main application of attorney general seeking for the constitutional court to interpret the laws that ban defiance still stands but that it is useless since there has never been any where the government petitions the constitutional court against its citizens on constitutional interpretations” (Mukose Arnold Anthony, 02.06.2016).

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago statement on today’s affair:

“Today midmorning, Hon. Mp Bakireke Nambooze, Kasibante Moses, Ssemujju Nganda and I visited Dr. Beside at Luzira Maximum Security Prison. We compared notes on the bizarre political developments in the country, including the current legal gymnastics in courts of law. I was personally shocked to learn that the prison authorities were never issued with a production warrant, requiring them to produce him before the Constitutional Court this afternoon, to respond to the AG’S application seeking to extend the ban on the defiance campaign. Besides, I think it is abuse of court process for the State to seek for injunctive orders against a citizen languishing in prison. Little wonder that they opted to withdraw all such applications. on a positive note, our legal team is working around the clock to ensure that Dr. Besigye regains his freedom. Aluta continua” (Lukwago, 02.06.2016).

Still there are enough cases in courts and acts from the Police, even if they are not officially banning “Defiance” they are still monitoring and detaining FDC leaders and activists. While also silencing the Opposition.  Even with the Defiance Campaign partly legal, it is still court cases and charges awaiting, not only Besigye, but many of the other close leadership of the FDC and the Youth Leaders in the Country.

There are nothing set in the stones that they will act differently, but they will follow orders from up-high and from their President, the man that feeds them and continue to inflict electoral and violations against multi-party democracy to protect their master. That is the only thing they know and they are bending their knees to supply the President with orders and tear-gas to assure that they are silencing the people, who are supposed to be sensitized for his ruling and his vision, and nobody else. That is the KEY to the RESISTANCE of Ugandan politics, to be unison agreement with Mzee Museveni and nobody else. Therefore people like Besigye, Lukwago and other have to be silent or not be questioning Museveni, because Museveni is always right and acting correctly. Even if his speech yesterday proves that even with 30 years in Power and Rule, he has the same problems in the Republic of Uganda, as when he took power. Peace.

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