Luwero Chief Magistrate Samuel Munobe said that the facts by State do not reveal the major elements of the offense such as repetitive communication or willfulness in such communication and right of privacy of the person in hearing that have been interfered with.
Speaking at a public dialogue at the Luwero Chief Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, Munobe explained that under the Local Council Court Act, LC 1, 11, and 111 chairpersons have quasi-judicial powers to adjudicate in certain complaints, which include settling disputes involving customary and untitled land.
The councillor Suuna Mulema was elected unopposed in January after Herbert Sekabira, a candidate for the National Resistance Movement-NRM party was disqualified by the Luwero Returning Officer. He had reportedly failed to prove that he had disabilities envisaged under the provisions of the Persons With Disability Act.
Now, Samuel Munobe, the Luwero Chief Magistrate, says that as Members of Parliament discuss bail reforms, there is need to amend the MCA law and scrap the committal process, saying it's inconsistent with article 28 (1) and 44 (C).
Jamir Ssekyondwa, a resident of Kabunyata Trading Centre in Kamira Sub-County, Luwero district first appeared in court on Thursday, July 15, 2021, before Luwero Chief Magistrate Samuel Munobe. He was charged with offensive communication contrary to section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act, 2011.