Former Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki has responded to accusations that his Constitutional Review Commission ignored views that recommended bail not be granted to suspects facing certain offences.
This comes after President Museveni last week shifted the blame to the Constituent Assembly (CA) that “debated our report for two full years and came to that conclusion on bail.”
In an interview yesterday, Justice Odoki said the commission only made recommendations to the CA whose members were elected by the people to represent them.
The former chief justice also said the representatives should have asked the public whether the stand on bail was right before adopting it in the 1995 Constitution.
He added that the Constitution is not static and it can be amended when need arises.