President Yoweri Museveni has set terms to be followed before he pardons the imprisoned former Tooro premier John Sanyu Katuramu.
This was after people flashed Katuramu’s posters before the president as he campaigned at Kibiito town council and at Boma grounds in Fort Portal town.
Museveni said Katuramu’s issues cannot be resolved at a rally promising to handle the matter through the right channels.
Katuramu is serving a life sentence at Luzira for murdering Prince Happy Kijanangoma on March 25, 1999.
He unsuccessfully appealed to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
The president says Katuramu’s wife should meet the offended family and reconcile before anything is done.
But area MP Alex Ruhunda told the president that the parties reconciled earlier and that the majority of Batooro would love to see the former monarchy’s Prime Minister set free.
He said Museveni should use his prerogative of mercy to allow Katuramu return home after serving 18 years in jail.
This is the second time the people of Tooro demand for Katuramu’s pardon during presidential campaigns.
In 2011, the demand for his pardon dominated President Museveni’s campaigns in Kabarole district.
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