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Hon. Kabaziguruka finally put on bail; free from the shackles of the fabricated charges!

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Good news, sort of as Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka the honourable Member of Parliament from Nakawa District of Kampala is finally released from his Treason charges after months in detention. Being detained, house ransacked, under house-arrest and all kind of treatment at Special Investigation Unit at Kireka and been at Makindye Magistrate Court and Makindye Military Court, even has he was a civilian and not a military man.

ON the 8th of June 2016 he we’re arrested and detained for charges of Treason, as CP Enaga himself proclaimed to the world that it was a sensitive matter. The sensitive matter was to try to fabricate a story of wishes to overthrow by force the President Museveni; and use that as a target to get former Auditor General Fred Ruhindi into Parliament again.

Well, as the demoted MPs are already many by that time, it would be beautiful fairy-tale that fitted Museveni’s deluded paradigm of power and deception. The Fabricated nonsense of idiocrasy where the powers of becoming Middle-Income in his time as his economy is weaken, lesser fiscal cash as the foreign donor-funding dwindle together with meagre foreign loans as even World Bank suspends their fiscal loans for the State budget. They even suspended loans for the Infrastructure development through Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).

In this world of fictions from National Resistance Movement under the leadership of Museveni where so many opposition has gone to court, detained for no apparent reason that they are opposition; Hon. Kabaziguruka got into trouble as well for running a successful campaign and knowing his constituency.

The Courts might ban Defiance and other campaigns in their suspended belief in Multi-Party Democracy as a token of allegiance to Museveni. Deputy Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma might do something in the reason of Steady Progress instead of rule of law. As the days and many days for now that the Hon. Kabaziguruka has been detained without any evidence of ill will and conspiracy ever been true.

If they would have had any case to deliver and been an honest court-system than a citizen like Michael wouldn’t have tried to been tried in a Military Court first, before taken back to Magistrate Court.

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He is free and is on bail. Finally out of the shackles of a fabricated case. As reported:

High Court in Kampala has today granted a cash bail of Shs5 million on addition to another non-cash bail of Shs10 million to release our Nakawa Division Garrison Commander, Hon. Michael Kabaziguruka, who is being facing treachery charges before the Army court” (…) “The presiding judge Yasin Nyanzi however, ordered Kabaziguruka to report to the court registrar every after 15 days as part of his bail conditions. And in case he’s to travel outside Uganda, he should report to the court registrar for permission”.

With this in mind his case is still pending and will continue… because the Government and NRM Regime cannot help themselves. They do this to the ones who defy them. Peace.

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.

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.

Continued Oppression of the Opposition without any level of Peace; while the NRM tries to consolidate the power amongst the Presidents family with the elevation of Muhoozi!

Besigye Nakawa 18.05.2016

Still days after the Swearing-in of both Presidents of Uganda, the Opposition is still under fire. The fire is burning and the opposition have to fight still for their liberties while the NRM-Regime tries to act as nothing happen. The National Resistance Movement and their Members of Parliament that are sworn-in tries to act normal.

Before the Courts open the Police had made roadblocks around the building and area around the Nakawa Court, so that not even boda-boda’s to pass, bicycles and cars was not allowed to enter the perimeter of the court. They did this to make sure the judgement and verdict of today’s court we’re not on public display!

As the FDC Presidential Candidate and the ones that question the Power of President Musveni, Dr. Kizza Besigye who we’re charged with Treason for his second time by NRM Regime, we’re today set in Court at Nakawa Magistrate Court. He came directly from Luzira Prison and back to Luzira in quick speed.

Besigye 18.05.2016 Nakawa

As FDC explained the Courtship of their leader:

“President Kizza Besigye has been charged with treason at Nakawa Court early this morning and remanded till 1st June. At 08:30 am Dr. Olive Kobusingye was near court but by the time she entered court at 08:40, The President was being taken away after being charged within a few seconds earlier. Media, lawyers, supporters and friends we were locked out” (Forum for Democratic Change, 18.05.2016).

Turinawe 18.05.2016 P3

Houses of Michael Kabiziguruka and Ingrid Turinawe have been closed and monitored by the Military Police.

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As Ingrid Turinawe states herself:

“Comrades, police has cordoned off my house. Deployment very heavy! They have Taken positions all around the house. I can’t guess what they want to do next, it’s deep in the night. They arrived at exactly 1am. Two police trucks just parked crossing my way outside the gate” (Turinawe, 18.05.2016).

While Lord Mayor Lukwago had to hassle with Police Officers to be allowed to go to Court and defend his case, as he had today been up-to 14 days under house-arrest without a clear charge. The Police Officers accepted it finally. While he had courted a case with a legal team comprised of Hon. Sseggona, Asuman Basalirwa and Isaac Ssemakadde. The ones Judge looking over the case was G1 Magistrate, H. W Semondo of the Makindye Magistrate Court.

Lukwago 18.05.2016

The verdict was finally positive as Lord Mayor Lukwago states:

“Isaac Ssemakadde formally moved court to, inter-alia order police vacate my home and forthwith set me free. Before court could give its ruling, which is reserved for 27th May, they hurriedly fled from my home. THANK YOU all for your prayers and support. Aluta continua” (Lukwago, 18.05.2016).

The newly elected Councillor of Makerere Doreen Nyanjura her former rental room have been sieged by a commando of military Police during the night, as the Police Force seemingly doesn’t know the right house.

This here is just a few cases as there is surely more and more coming in the coming days as the NRM regime is in shock mode to silence the Opposition and crush it, like President Museveni spoke about during the campaign and after. He has no quarrels of doing so to consolidate all power, that what this term is all about, therefore seconds after swearing-in Muhoozi Kainerugba was elevated from Brigadier to Major General and also wanted to establish a higher order for the Special Force Command, which initially the son of the President is in charge of.

So the regime is centralizing more and more power as even Gen. Salim Selah have been in charge of the Operation Wealth Creation and henceforth rigged the systems and funds so that the development haven’t really been there, as the Museveni-family could eat some of the funds from there too, do you think a family connected leader inside a project, wouldn’t be there for niceness of the President, no to control it and embezzle from it.

This here is happening while the FDC and FDC members linger in a limbo, while they are detained, house-arrested and intimidated. Not only the leadership and the headquarters, but the homes and others who has been a part of the Defiance campaign!

FDC Members Makindye 18.05.2016

With that earlier today:

“FDC party members at Makindye court to answer charges of participating in the parties defiance activities. Reports Stephen Otage” (Daily Monitor, 18.05.2016).

There will be more to come and struggle continues as the National Resistance Movement and their head honcho Museveni who will use all the tools he has to silence them as he owns no legitimacy and honest leadership, as he orders inner-party and now pay the MPs to follow instructions, as the rumoured shillings 5m to vote for Hon. Jacob Oualanya for the Deputy Speaker in Parliament. So there are something brewing and the NRM Regime thinks it is back to normal, it isn’t as the FDC are still hunted and questioned at every second; also at all stages of the political spectrum. Peace.

Lukwago statement after being free’d after being detained for going to the FDC Tuesday Prayers (04.05.2016)

Lukwago 04.05.2016

It’s a great pleasure that am finally out of those dingy, filthy and mosquito infested police dungeons in Naggalama, where I spent a long night with my brother, Pastor Ngabo and others. Am ready to stand trial on the vexatious charges of disobeying Justice Kavuma’s Interim order, which have been preferred against us before Makindye Magistrate’s court this evening and this will only serve to rekindle our spirit and resolve to fight for the restoration of Rule of Law and constitutionalism in our country. Am extremely grateful for your prayers and support.

Latest Update from Makindye Magistrate Court – Good News: “Non-Cash Bond”!

Makindye Court Pastor and Lord Mayor 04.05.2016

The great news from the Makindye Magistrate Court have finally given a verdict a Non-Cash Bond of 5 Million shillings. So the rumors were wrong even if the ordinary Modus Operandi would be to detain the Fellow FDC Activist.

“Suspects rounded up Tuesday as they attempted to hold FDC prayers granted UGX5 million non-cash and UGX20m non-cash for sureties” (NBS TV Uganda, 04.05. 2016).

Asuman Basalirwa said this in court: “The court needs to protect individual rights and prevent lawlessness. This adversely strains their welfare .Its Ironical that the same state who,s motto is For God and My Country is holdings citizens for praying. Bail should not be refused mechanically”.

So there are hope, but if the demonstrations happen tomorrow, don’t be surprised if the same fellows will be back in custody of the Police. Because they will use all force stop the FDC from demonstrating. Therefore they have house-arrested Dr. Kizza Besigye again! Peace.

Makindye Magistrate Court, a update on the FDC Activists Court Session and the charge!

Makindye Court Pastor and Lord Mayor 04.05.2016

The Men and Woman who was detained yesterday for attending the FDC Tuesday Prayers are charged with contempt of Court Order. That Court Order is the Interim Order of banning of the Defiance Campaign of 29th April of Deputy Justice Stephen Kavuma. The 29 Activist have deemed themselves not guilty. Amongst them are Dr. Stella Nyanzi, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Pastor Happy David Ngabo.

Here is the charge paper:

29th April Offence Uganda

Think that is enough for now. It seems like the rumours was justified and that the Opposition activist, Leaders and others was deemed to be detained as the NRM Regime continues to strive for excellence of forging the power. Seeming likely that they will be denied bail and continue to be detained and under Police Custody. Peace.

Update: 

All six suspects charged in Kiira Court for DEFIANCE have been released after paying UGX 1.8M in bail fees. So the FDC Activists there was atlest released, but the tale of the Campaign of Defiance is not yet over. It is just starting.

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