Okoler called upon all right thinking Ugandans and opinion leaders to condemn the move by President Museveni with utmost contempt, equating it to the abuse of the Judiciary during Idi Amin's era that saw Chief Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka murdered. Nalukoola said the president's speech being made by the main celebrant at the occasion of commemorating an icon of justice was a mockery of justice.
The Democratic Party has condemned President Museveni’s proposal to abolish the the constitutional right to Bail of suspects accused of capital offences.
The DP spokesperson Okoler Opio Lo Amanu told the media in Kampala that
the move is unconstitutional and it will suppress the independence of the judiciary
and also jeopardize the dispensation of justice for Ugandans.
called upon all right thinking Ugandans and opinion leaders to condemn the move
by President Museveni with utmost contempt saying that the matter will end up
affecting all Ugandans irrespective of the status.
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He appealed to the judicial officers to make decisions independent of the external interference
saying that the right to ask for bail is the one which is constitutional but
not the right to bail, saying that the president needs legal assistance in this
said that its evident that the president ordered for the re-arrest of the suspects
that had been granted bail, that this conduct measures equally with the interference
of the independency of the judicially during Amin’s regime that saw Benedicto
Kiwanuka whose life they are celebrating as a party get murdered.
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Nalukoola Luyimbaazi the DP National
legal advisor said that the president’s speech was mockery of justice and
democracy him being the main celebrant at the occasion of the icon of justice
and democracy Benidicto Kiwanuka.
adds that giving a person bail does not acquit someone of the charges they are accused of saying that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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while presiding over the 4th memorial lecture of slain Chief Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka at the Judicial headquarters in Kampala, President Museveni said that granting of bail is a provocation which will not be
accepted that the process of dispensing justice has to be harmonized.