Besigye’s File Transferred To Nakawa

Following the relocation of Dr Kizza Besigye from Moroto Prison to Luzira government prisons, buy the Judiciary has disclosed that the hearing of the case will now take place at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court.

The file is now in the hands of Magistrate Remmy Mawanda.

Judiciary publicist, price Solomon Muyita observed: “Since the area of jurisdiction where Dr Besigye committed the alleged offences was Kampala, then this case couldn’t proceed being handled in Moroto.”

Besigye was airlifted from Moroto to Kampala before being taken to Luzira under heavy security escort.

The former FDC Presidential candidate was last week arrested in Kampala City before being flown by chopper to Moroto where he was charged with treason.

That was after a video of him swearing-in as the newly-elected President of Uganda went viral on social media.

According to the charge sheet seen by ChimpReports, Dr Besigye and others still at large “between February 20 and May 11 in diverse places of Uganda formed an intention to compel by force or constrain the Government of Uganda, as by law established, to change its measures or counsels as the lawfully established methods of ascending to the Office of President of the Republic of Uganda as by law prescribed ad manifested such intention by covert acts and utterances.”

Prosecution contends that Besigye at various places in Wakiso and Kampala districts demanded for an independent international audit be conducted before a new President can be sworn-in.

“On April 7, at Kasangati in Wakiso District, Besigye uttered words to the effect that he would establish a cabinet for Uganda,” reads part of the charge sheet seen by ChimpReports.

Between Feb. 20 and May 11, according to prosecution, Besigye “unlawfully declared himself winner of the presidential elections 2016” and “incited the public to defy lawful authority and mobilised the masses to attend his swearing-in as president of Uganda.”

Besigye, who disputes the results of the February 18 presidential elections, is accused of “unlawfully taking presidential oath and undertaking to execute the functions and duties of the president of Uganda.”


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