Buganda Riot Suspects Pre-Trial Flops


seek sans-serif; font-size: small;”>The suspects were expected at Nakawa High Court on Monday before Masindi Resident Judge Ralph Ochan.

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find sans-serif; font-size: small;”>However, court officials revealed the suspects could not be brought from Luzira Prison since the judge was not available.

The suspects’ lawyer Medard Ssegona wondered why government was deliberately delaying the prosecution of the suspects.

“We have given the Director of Public Prosecution Richard Buteera up to Thursday to provide all evidence implicating my clients so that we can prepare for defence,” said Ssegona.

The pre-trial of the youth, who are suspected to have burnt down Nateete Police Station during the violence that shook the nation, has now been adjourned to next Tuesday.

Facing charges of terrorism, the Buganda fanatics were expected to take plea.

There was mayhem in Buganda region in 2009 when hundreds of youth violently took to the streets to protest government’s decision barring Kabaka Ronald Mutebi from travelling to Kayunga for a cultural function.

Government argued then that Kabaka’s life was in danger since Kayunga had expressed determination to secede from Buganda.

The arrested youth have since been detained at Luzira prison.


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