Besigye court case flops yet again

The case against the FDC leader Col. Kizza Besigye has failed to kick off before the Kasangati Magistrate’s court, after prosecution witnesses failed to turn up. Besigye appeared before the Court this morning on charges arising from his standoff with the police on April 28, during the Walk to Work protests. On the fateful day, he parked his car at the Mulago round about after he disagreed with the police on which route to drive through and was later brutally arrested. The charges he faces include a traffic offence and holding an illegal assembly. The prosecutor Gladys Nyanzi told court that she has failed to trace the two principal witnesses in the case who include the Kansangati police commander David …

Bukenya granted bail

The former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has been granted bail. Bukenya appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court this morning where he faces alleged charges of abuse of office, arising from expenditures incurred in preparation for the 2007 Common Wealth Heads of Government Meeting. He has been granted bail on condition that he pays 50million Shillings cash while his sureties have been asked to sign bonds worth 200 million shillings not cash. His 6 sureties are all residents of Kakiri. Bukenya’s lawyer Macdusmand Kabega has however opposed a proposal by the prosecution requiring him to deposit his passport with the Court. Kabega says Bukenya’s VIP passport expired with his previous assignment as Vice President and that he is yet to acquire …

NRM Caucus Meets Today

The ruling National Resistance Movement caucus meets today to elect representatives to different fora in Parliament. One of the hotly contested for seats are on the Parliamentary Commission, which has four available seats for backbench members and one seat is reserved for a female MP. Over 10 MPs from the NRM are vying for the positions, among them former Commissioner and Ajuri Conty MP, Denis Hamson Obua; Kinkizi East MP, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi; Bunyole MP, Emmanuel Ddombo and Rose Akol. The opposition already appointed Kasilo MP, Elijah Okupa to represent them on the Commission. The caucus will also elect representatives to the Pan African Parliament. Ssembabule Woman MP, Hanifa Kawooya and Budaka Woman MP, Ndoboli Kataike are among the legislators …

Besigye stuck at a church

Forum for Democratic Change leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye is still stuck at a church in Nabweru where has been sitting for over three hours after he was blocked by the police from walking to his home. After the court session this morning, Besigye tried to walk to his home but he was blocked by the DPC Kampala North Micheal Mugabi who said they had received intelligence information that Besigye wanted to take advantage of the situation and lead another protest. Besigye then decided to sit by the road side in a church compound a few meters away from the court. This prompted a war of words between him and the security personnel. He has now vowed not to leave until …

Besigye Returns To Court

Forum for Democratic Change leader Dr. Kizza Besigye is today expected to return to court over charges relating to the walk to work protests. Dr Besigye faces charges of holding unlawful assembly and the case is set for mention at the Nabweru magistrate court today. On Monday this week, Besigye appeared before the Kasanagati Magistrate’s court on similar charges and the case was adjourned until July 13th after the state prosecutor asked for more time to wind up investigations. The walk to work campaign was launched nearly two months ago by the Activists for Change, a pressure group that intended to pressurize government to address the sky rocketing food and fuel prices. The resultant protests that rocked the city and …