According to Dr Tusasirwe, the courts were initially not designed as rights enforcement mechanisms but as instruments of law and order and regulation of transactions such as business, land and marriage among others. He argues that in their current state, courts look at enforcement of rights as a secondary role.
The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
The JEEMA party Chairperson, Muhammad Kibirge Mayanja, says that campaigning outside the specified campaign time is a minor offence and shouldn’t constitute an offence for which candidates should be punished with 48 currency points or jail of up to 2 years.