According to Mayiga, a person being accused of murder does not mean that he is guilty. He says the accused person deserves a right to be bailed as investigations go on till the person is presented before court to prove whether he or she is guilty or not.
The Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga has called
for the maintenance of court bail as a way of ensuring that justice and the
rule of law prevail.
The Katikkiro made the call at Bulange Mengo where Buganda loyalists from Buddu County in greater Masaka presented 1 million Shillings to support kingdom
activities. They were led by Hon Aisha Ssekindi, the state minister of water
and environment, and Hon Ssewungu Gonzaga and Hon Katabaazi who are the area
members of parliament.
According to Mayiga who is a lawyer by profession, a person
being accused of murder does not mean that he is guilty. He says the accused
person deserves a right to be bailed as investigations go on till the person is
presented before court to prove whether he or she is guilty or not.
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okugamba nti yasse
cue out //
// cue in omuntu
okukakasa nti omusango
Tha KAtikkiro has also decried the re-arrest of people who have been
bailed out citing it as a desecration of the constitution.
// cue in awo nno okuwamba
He has also asked for the leaders not to involve politics in
the investigations of the panga wielding gangs who have killed over 20 people
in greater Masaka.
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Katikkiro Mayiga said these in response to President Museveni’s demand for removal of court bail.
This comes after the brutal re-arrest of MPs Allan Ssewanyana and Mohammed
Ssegirinya after being released on bail, after being accused of participating in
the Masaka killings.