The POMA sections being petitioned against are four, five, six, seven, nine and 10 which violate the constitutional provisions of freedom of expression, assembly and association in the 1995 constitution of Uganda.
The current panel hearing the case comprises three judges led by the principal judge Monica Mugenyi from Uganda, Audace Ngiye from Burundi and Dr. Charles Nyawello from South Sudan. Court explained that judges of the court are international public officials guided by law and serve the interest of the Community and not individual partner states.
Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, says pertinent challenges are still affecting service delivery in the sector like congestion in prisons, clearing case backlogs, sexual gender violence that increased during COVID 19.
The contention forced residents led by Michael Enyangu Etadu, Robert Onanyang, Stephen Erienyu, Patrick Ejelu and Brian Omoding to seek legal redress after it emerged that some politicians had intentionally altered the boundaries to serve their political interests.
Even when he was asked to defend himself for use of abusive language in his petition, Ssebadduka appeared in person before the Justices led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo and abused them terribly and they looked on in surprise with no words to tell him until they made a decision today to jail him.
On Tuesday, 35 supporters of Kyagulanyi from Luwero and Wobulenzi towns appeared before Luwero Chief Magistrate Samuel Munobe where they were charged with common nuisance and disobeying unlawful orders.
Nagayi, who is also the National Unity Platform-NUP party Candidate for the Kampala Mayoral seat was arrested alongside nine others on Thursday night outside Nalufenya Police Station, Jinja City. They were demanding for the release of NUP presidential flag bearer, Robert Kyagulanyi.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says that Muhumuza was put at gunpoint by two thugs dressed in civilian clothes armed with a pistol and robbed him of 8 million shillings, two phones and a motorcycle registration number UEM 149X Bajaj. The incident happened at around 1 pm on Saturday in Kagadi town.
Supporters of the National Unity Platform have been remanded to Kitalya Government prison on offenses of inciting violence, destroying people’s property after the arrest of NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu’s arrest.
Several UPDF officers and Police Field Force Unit personnel were seen patrolling all roads leading to court premises. Counter-terrorism police personnel have been deployed at the court entrance and restricted entrance to only those cleared by the Busoga East police commander, Anatoli Katungwensi.
Victor Cadribo, the Parliamentary candidate for Terego East, Sadad Salim for Arua Central division, Mohamad Ali, the NUP coordinator for West Nile, Bashir Ssekamate and Rashid Abdul were joined charged for organizing a riot, violating COVID-19 prevention guidelines and holding an illegal assembly.