Buganda Road Court Halts Criminal Proceedings Against Bobi Wine and Four Others
Buganda road court has stayed criminal proceedings against NUP Presidential Aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi and four others who were accused of holding unlawful society in 2018 to protest the introduction social media and mobile money tax.
Grade One Magistrate Doreen Olga Karungi has halted Kyagulanyi’s trial and referred the matter to the Constitutional court for interpretation of Section 5 and 10 of the Public Order Managrment Act 2013 under which they were charged in July/2018.
Through their Lawyers of Wameli and Company Advocates; Kyagulanyi, together with his body guard Edward Ssebuufu (Eddie Mutwe) his brother Fred Nyanzi Sentamu, and two others have since challenged the said sections as being inconsistent and incontravention of Article 29 of the Constitution which gives Ugandans a right to freedom of assembly and association.
Kyagulanyi who is also the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament was not present in court and criminal summons have been issued for him and the others to appear in court on 5th/November/2020.
The Magistrate said all the accused persons have to keep reporting to the trial court at Buganda road; until the Constitutional court has pronounced itself on this matter.