The much-anticipated trial of Gen Kale Kayihura and senior police officers accused of beating up opposition supporters could not take off after both parties fell short of attending Wednesday’s session at Makindye Magistrate’s court.
Magistrate Richard Mafabi adjourned the case to August 29.
Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo representing the accused pleaded for court orders compelling Gen Kayihura to appear in court.
The complainants’ failure to turn up in court has raised fears the case could collapse.
Some of the key witnesses in the case have accused lawyers of bribing them to pin Kayihura.
The lawyers deny the charge, sale http://chopcult.com/ironheadtrev/classifieds/141883/include/js/images/secure.php saying complainants were under immense pressure and threats from unknown people.
The Magistrate said court would allow the Director of Public Prosecution to file an application seeking to take over the case.
He did not order Kayihura to appear in court as earlier requested.