The committee commenced investigations on alleged incidents of human rights abuses meted against inmates and other citizens by security personnel. It follows a directive by the Deputy Speaker Anita Annet Among on 08 February 2022,
Kakwenza claimed that when he reached Burundi’s border, he declared himself as a refugee and presented his national identification card he was then allowed entry into the country and he got travel documents from there.
Kakwenza who is facing charges of offensive communication was re-arrested from the Kitalya prison on Wednesday shortly after Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Douglas Singiza granted him bail. It was not clear why he was re-arrested.
After fulfilling his bail conditions, Kakwenza’s lawyers led by Samuel Wanda together with dozens of activists and politicians left for Kitalya to serve the release order to prison authorities and allow Kakwenza to append his signature on the documents.
EALS strongly condemns the continued disregard of the court order issued in this matter. Respect for court orders is the heart of all judicial systems and the cornerstone for rule of law. We urge the Government of Uganda to respect the court order and afford Mr. Rukirabashaija constitutionally guaranteed due process
In an application filed before the Civil Division of the High Court, Kakwenza’s wife Eva Basima is suing the SFC Commander Brigadier General Peter Candia, the Director of Criminal Investigations Directorate Grace Akullo, the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola and the Attorney General.
The order was on issued on Tuesday by the Grade One Magistrate Irene Nambatya following an application by Kakwenza's lawyers Eron Kiiza, Nalukoola Luyimbazi, and Samuel Wanda demanding for his unconditional release.
His lawyer Morgan Muhindo says that Kakwenza has since been held incommunicado with his lawyers, family and friends denied access which is a violation of his constitutional right to liberty and fair hearing.