According to the draft budget, the DPP seeks Shillings 250 million for CCTV cameras, biometric access system, scanners and detectors and Shillings 1.26 billion, 7 double cabin pickups for State Attorneys on high risk assignments and 3 Station wagons of Shillings 900 million.
Through his lawyers of M/S Nakachwa and Co Advocates, Bakaleke argues that it is an abuse of discretion for the DPP and against public interest to institute charges against him without sufficient and crucial evidence on file. The lawyers also argue that they have proof that the police file, which the DPP is using, doesnt have statements of the victims on how matters unfolded.
According to the DPP, the practice of Blood Compensation is crippling the prosecution of murder cases. Now, the DPP is pondering engaging Lango Cultural leaders on the practice, which they say is dangerous on the administration of justice in the region.
Jane Kajuga, the spokesperson of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, says they are yet to receive communication on the date for hearing their application for extraditing the suspect. All I know is that the process is still ongoing. We are waiting for the extradition hearing, Kajuga told URN.
Mukulu said that he has spent a lot of time in jail with no indication that they will ever be on trial. He also faulted the prosecution for refusing to share details about the exhibits to be used in the trial, and for deliberately delaying the process through unnecessary adjournments.
Through his lawyer, Ojok and Co Advocates, Kipoi wants court to order the Director of Public Prosecution-DPP, Justice Mike Chibita to stop prosecuting him in the General Court Martial yet he is a civilian.
The Butamabala County MP and Shadow Internal Affairs Minister, Muwanga Kivumbi raised the matter on the floor of parliament, saying Uganda shouldnt condone impunity by allowing suspected criminals to walk free.
Besigye says his treason case has taken more than three months but the DPP continues to say that investigations are incomplete. He says if the state lacks substantive grounds to prosecute him he should be set free.
Jane Kajuga, the spokesperson of the Directorate of Public Prosecution, says the disclosure of the evidence will enable the suspects to know what exactly they are being accused of and prepare their defense appropriately. Fred Muwema has confirmed receiving the evidence.