Scores of supporters of Ruhinda County MP Capt Donozio Kahonda have Friday morning camped outside State House in Entebbe awaiting intervention of President Yoweri Museveni in the case of the MP, now in jail at Kirinya Prisons in Jinja.
Kahonda was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment after he was convicted on alleged forgery of academic documents which he used to join the army.
His attempts to secure bail have been futile.
Yesterday, the MP’s application for bail was rejected by Jinja High Court Judge Eva Luswata, who cited the ongoing industrial action by Government Prosecutors.
The judge ruled that she couldn’t release the MP in the absence of the prosecution. The decision incensed hundreds of Kahonda’s supporters, many of who had travelled from Mitooma District.
Some of them think the MP is being denied justice, by the Justice Minister Kahinda Otafiire, who was defeated by Kahonda in the last parliamentary elections.
The supporters have now decided to camp outside State House, seeking the intervention of President Museveni in the matter.
One of them and Buhweju county MP, Francis Mwijukye says the group has vowed not to leave until they speak to the president.
Mwijukye says the group wants Museveni to “tell them why Kahinda is using his office as minister of justice to harass their Member of Parliament.”
As expected, the President’s guards did not allow the group to enter State House and they decided to sit along the road heading up to the main gate of the President’s residence.