Court Sets Judgment Date For Pig-Protest Case

The Jobless brotherhood have been using piglets in their protests

Kampala City Hall court grade one Magistrate Moses Nabende has set 7th September 2016 as the date when to deliver his judgment in a case where Robert Mayanja and Norman Tumuhimbise of the pressure group Jobless Brotherhood are charged with interrupting Parliamentary proceedings when they dropped yellow piglets in the compound of parliamentary building.

These two were arrested on June 17th 2014 at Parliamentary premises on allegations that they had smuggled in two pigs which had been painted yellow.

They were charged with criminal tress pass contrary to section 302(b) of the penal code and conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor contrary to section 391 of the penal code Act.

Before setting the judgment date, healing the magistrate fixed August 19th for the defense to submit in court their written final submissions in the matter whereas the state prosecution was given the 26th of the same month for their final submissions, there which must also be formal.

The magistrate added yesterday that incase there is any rebuttal to arise from the above submissions it must be finalized not later than 28th August.

However the defense counsel Isaac Ssemakadde Kimazze challenged this ruling in which they are required to make written submissions citing the limited time frame to compose the final submissions.

He asked to be allowed to present oral submissions or an additional 2 weeks to make a written submission.

He added that on 20th August to 19th September one of the accused Norman Tumuhimbise will be travelling outside the country yet the Counsel needs his participation in the process of filing
their final submissions.

The trial magistrate however overruled the duo on their earlier application where they wanted him to visit Parliament adding that it was not necessary


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