Kasangati Court petition of Dr. Kizza Besigye house-arrest continues – Final ruling set to be tomorrow!

Kasangati Court 21.03.2016

Today the legal-team of Dr. Kizza Besigye entered the Kasangati Magistrates court to continue the petition and filing of the case against the state and police house-arrest of his home in Kasangati, as it has been mid-February.

Witness comment on the matter today:

“Kasangati court has once again adjurned the ruling of the case in which Dr. KIZZA Besigye through his lawyer David Mpanga file a case against Inspector general of police and Regional police commader Kampala North to tommorrow ( tuesday) 10 am Kizza Besigye’s lawyers want court to order the with withdraw of police from Kizza Besigye’s home. This was after Prosy Katushabe the Kasangati court grade 1 magistrate over ruled the objection of state attoney calling for dismissal of the case. The magistrate gave Kizza Besigye’s lawyers to make their final submission by today 2pm. Hundreds of Besigye and FDC suppoters had thronged the the Kasangati court to witnessed the outcome of the court ruling”.

Besigye Legal Team 21.03.2016

Lukwago and legal team visit Besigye’s home:

“At Dr. Besigye’s residence with Hon. Latiff Ssebaggala, Hon Kassiano Wadri and counsel Shifrah Lukwago. The Kasangati Chief Magistrate has overruled the state objection to Dr. Besigye’s application challenging the continued incarceration at his home and ordered the matter to be heard on merit. The final ruling shall be delivered tomorrow at 10am. The struggle continues”

Also the car of Dr. Kizza Besigye has been returned after being under Police custody for three weeks, and as the Kizza Besigye and fellow friends look over the car, they found that the Police had made new finishes to the car and added spy-ware and tracking devices to the car. As the criminal and fugitive they act as he is, as the Government and the Police still have him under house-arrest, keeps arresting fellow opposition activist as they are supposed in the Supreme Court Petition of Amama Mbabazi these days.

So the struggle continues kigwa leero! Peace.

Kasangati Court has a “Volunteer-day” and stalls the verdict for Dr. Kizza Besigye House-Arrest!

Daudi Mpaka Kasangati Court 18.03.2016

Kasangati Magistrate Court yesterday Ajured the case, today they put a Pro Bono day. That means that the officials say they work for free this, in the UK a Pro Bono is a volunteer act for the public good. From Wikipedia: “A judge may occasionally determine that the loser should compensate a winning pro bono counsel”. That is a compensation of a losing case so that they get counsel, but the court of Kasangati called it Pro Bono Day, meaning that they don’t need to work the case, but giving the lawyers of FDC and Dr. Kizza Besigye compensation as Pro Bono, for the common good. Though it is literally one thing, stalling of time…

As the Legal-Dictonary.theFreeDictonary states:

pro bono: adj. short for pro bono publico, Latin “for the public good,” legal work performed by lawyers without pay to help people with legal problems and limited or no funds, or provide legal assistance to organizations involved in social causes such as the environmental, consumers, minorities, youth, battered women and education organizations and charities”.

So if the Kasangati court would do the public some good, they woudn’t do what they did today, with stalling the case another day. Here is from the official!

From the FDC:

“Disappointing..that officers of court should use technicalities to perpetuate abuse of individual’s rights. The police chief isn’t untouchable, can be sued. “ -Mr. Daudi Mpanga, Barrister for Dr. Besigye. Dr. Besigye’s case adjourned until Monday because it’s pro bono day”.

Kasangati 17.03.2016

From Erias Lukwago today:

“With the Court Of Appeal Justice, Remmy Kasule and Madam Ruth Ssebatindira at the Uganda Law Society probono day at the Railway Grounds this morning. It’s a day where members of the legal profession offer free legal counsel to the indegents and renew our commitment to uphold the values of eqity and social justice”.

So Yesterday the Kasangati Court said the government needed more time, today they have only volunteers and can’t address the case, a Pro Bono litteraly means, but the government has enough resources to keep the Police and Military Police around his house, his area and roadblocks from Kampala as we speak, and get everybody interviewed, filmed and recorded before entering the gates of Kasangati, as the House Arrest continues. That is acceptable in the state of Uganda, as President Museveni continues to linger in power and keeping innocent men in jail and house-arrest without charges or reason for the arrest. A continuation that has been steady since before Election Day on the 18th of February 2016 and seem to go on until the swearing-in at this point.

That being said as a reminder of the lawfulness of the Kasangati Court as they work with orders from above, not from following the law for preventative arrests or anything else, that specifies time for it and release of the prisoner, as they have never taken away that Colonial law as the Government of Uganda has the need for it, it seems. Peace.  

Besigye and Mbabazi to announce whether they will challenge poll outcome (Youtube-Clip)

“Uganda’s opposition leaders Kizza Besigye and Amama Mbabazi are expected to announce their decision on whether they will file their respective petitions at the Uganda Supreme Court challenging President Museveni’s win in the country’s 18th February poll” (…)”Besigye who has been held by Ugandan police nine times is still under house arrest at his home in Kasangati” (…)”The Ugandan opposition leader has protested his arrest saying a 2011 Kasangani Magistrate Court order still stands” (NTV Uganda, 01.03.2016).