Lukwago Acquitted Of Inciting Kayunga Riots

sickness sans-serif;”>Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Mary Kayiza agreed with Lukwago’s lawyer Chrysostom Katumba on Wednesday morning that prosecution’s failure to bring witnesses to testify against the Mayor and absence of the file showed the state was not interested in the case.

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visit sans-serif;”>The State had accused Lukwago of inciting Buganda youths to storm Kampala streets while appearing on a city radio station, Akaboozi Kubiri Fm in September 2009.

According to prosecution, Lukwago’s statements implied it would be desirable to commit “acts calculated to bring death or physical injury to any persons perceived to be opposed to the Kabaka’s visit to Kayunga” and “also implied that it would be desirable to commit acts calculated to lead to destruction or damage of property.”

Hell broke loose in the central region when Buganda kingdom Kabaka Ronald Mutebi was blocked from visiting the secessionist Kayunga district.

While government cited security reasons to justify the blockade, the kingdom’s fanatics resorted to violence, accusing the state of attempting to undermine the authority of the King.

Rioters destroyed property worth millions of shillings. Buses, buildings and police stations were torched as security forces engaged the youth in deadly battles for almost a week. Scores were killed by government forces.

Shortly after his acquittal, Lukwago said he was very happy to see after several years of trial, the case had finally come to an end.

He vowed to take State to court for compensation of time lost and damaging his reputation.

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