Walyemera told the court that Ssemakadde is already standing trial in court on similar offences, which are being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Directorate and is out on police bond. He argued that the double proceedings against his client is tantamount to abuse of the Court process.
On Tuesday, when the matter came up for mention before Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate, Sanula Nambozo, State Attorneys Joan Keko and Ivan Kyazze informed Court that they had instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions to take over the matter.
According to Mabirizi, this is not a case that needs to be rushed because the petitioner Rutaro has a personal vendetta against him, hatred and bad relationship between them which has since become sour
Ssemakadde was summoned to appear today before the Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Marion Mangeni to be charged on three offenses stemming from his posts on his Twitter handle where he allegedly abused High Court Judge Musa Ssekaana.
On Thursday morning, Ssemakadde through his lawyers of Walyemela and Company Advocates, Thomas and Michael Advocates and Gem Advocates filed an application before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s court to set aside the charges on grounds that the summons issued against didn’t follow due process of the law, which makes then invalid.
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.
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
Lawyer Ramathan Waiswa told court that he was attending to his sick mother in hospital and could not concentrate on the matters before the court, dealing a blow to the case which also flopped last week, due to the absence of equipment to enable the court to listen to some of the songs and messages that allegedly offended the legislator.