Members of the Jobless Brotherhood Movement famous for dumping piglets with ridiculing inscriptions to the sitting government have welcomed state prosecutors into defiance campaign.
This was after a flopped court session in which two of them are accused of insulting the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga With defamatory statements and abusive words.
While appearing in a radio talk show on NBS FM in Jinja in their weekly topical program dubbed “Endabirwamu” in November last year, the jobless brotherhood spokesperson Robert and coordinator for Eastern region Augustine Ojobile are said to have abused Kadaga.
The then deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Jinja now deputy RDC for Kumi Erick Sakwa ordered their arrest and were accordingly charged with deformation and sowing seeds of defiance and disrespect.
Jinja Chief Magistrate John Francis Kagwa had earlier adjourned the hearing of the case to today when prosecution was supposed to align Sakwa and Bukooli South Member of Parliament who also featured in the same program on the date of the crime to witness against the accused.
But they were all astonished to find the court room and the magistrate’s office closed, only to be told that would not sit because state prosecutors are protesting poor pay.
“We have been telling Ugandans to join us in agitating for change but you thought we were joking. This government now only hears defiance and we welcome state prosecutors, the most recent recruits in defiance and I bet many will follow suit. The lasting remedy is all Ugandans saying no to the impunity of the NRM government,” Ojobile said after court session flopped.
He added that the magistrate is denying justice by delaying the case.
“Even last time in May witnesses against us failed to turn up and government can’t boldly concede that they have failed to get witnesses” he added.
Peter Mitala, a magistrate at Jinja court later turned up and adjourned the heating on behalf of the Chief magistrate to Tuesday July 18, 2017.