The prosecution led by Jean Nareeba informed Court that the police are through with investigations and a date should be set for them to start the trial.
The Accused 14 Lord Councillors Appearing Before Buganda Road Court in Kampala.
of Public Prosecutions-DPP has completed investigations into the case of
inciting violence against 14 Kampala Capital City Authority Lord Councilors.
The prosecution revealed this on Friday when the councilors returned before Court
presided over by Grade One Magistrate Sanula Nambozo to be informed about the
status of investigations.
The Councillors are, the KCCA Speaker Zahara Luyirika and her Deputy Nasuru
Masaba, Gadafi Jafari Kamya, Morshin Kakande, Charles Mpindi, Paul Kato,
Richard Ssembatya, Moses Katabu, Winnie Nansubuga, Aksam Ssemakula, Morsh
Africkan Ssendi, Fausta Bitaano, Faisal Kibirige Ssebayiga and Rose Kigozi.
It is alleged that on February 3, 2022, the 14 Lord Councilors and others
still at large incited members of the public to demonstrate violently against
the officials of KCCA by reason of their office to remove street vendors from
the streets of Kampala city.
however denied the charges and were released on bail as investigations into the
The prosecution led by Jean Nareeba informed Court that the police are through with
investigations and a date should be given for them to start the trial.
through their lawyer Kenneth Paul Kakande informed Court that they have not
been given the documents or any other evidence the prosecutors intend to rely
on to try their clients.
asked to be given the relevant materials to enable him to prepare for the trial.
The case has been adjourned to June 28th, 2022 for a hearing to commence.
The councilors were protesting against KCCA’s intensified operations
against street vendors and hawkers in Kampala under their Smart City Campaign
aimed at decongesting the city.
They argued that the eviction of the vendors was illegal because, in 2017, the
council resolved to allocate Sebana Kizito road, Allen road, and Kafumbe Mukasa
road for the vendors to operate.