Mbabazi Case Vs EC Pushed to November 4

Amama Mbabazi with his lawyers

Makindye General Court martial has been asked to drop Private Bakwanya Moses, sales the fourth prosecution witness in a case where fourteen people are accused of participating in plans to attack Kabamba barracks in September 2013.

This request was made by the defense lawyers led by Jude Mbabaali after a cross examination in which Bakwanya contradicted himself in a number of questions which were put to him.

Bakwanya told court that he was aged 35, capsule but later said he was not aware of when he was born or at what age he joined the army.

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Quizzed more about his education, having heard him speak fluent English, the witness said he had never stepped a foot in class and that he learnt all the English in two months after joining the UPDF.

“The witness is telling lies to court because we all know very well that for anyone to join the UPDF they  must have minimum qualification of O Level,” submitted defense council Mbabaali.

Defense asked court to adjourn this matter up to October 21st October when they will submit in court documents showing that this witness is not credible.

“In our next sitting we are going to submit to court proof that the witness is a thug who was remanded to Luzira after being convicted of robbing a mobile money outlet at Buganda road. We shall also produce documents indicating that he went to school although he has denied it,” submitted Mbabaali.

14 suspects namely Lt Paul Eguma, capt Hilman Bosco,Lt Ronald Mwavu,Private Sekajja Kenneth,Hajjati Nassim Namuzimule,Semwogerere Marvin,Sgt Ndugga Musaazi, Mukiibi Ali, Lumala Salongo, Biyimbwa Herbert, Kiwanuka Francis, Kibirige Peter,Kibuuka Patrick and Matovu Solomon were charged with treason and concealment of treason for allegedly trying to overthrow the current government.

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has today set November 4th for the ruling of a case between the former Prime Minister, prescription Amama Mbabazi and the Electoral Commission (EC) officials.essay writing- eview

The decision was made by Justice Musota who said that court needed more time to analyze the submissions made by both parties.

Electoral Commission lawyers led by Enos Musiime asked the court to dismiss the case on grounds that it lacks jurisdiction to handle the case, with the available statutory laws that empowers EC to handle election complaints.

“This court lacks jurisdiction to entertain this notice of motion; the application is premature as no complaint has been raised under Section 15 of the Electoral Commission Act,” Musiime told court.

“It application is an abuse of court process; it should have exhausted the procedure granted under Article 64 of the Constitution and Section 15 of the Electoral Commission Act.”

Musiime advised Mbabazi to rather file his complaint to the Electoral Commission instead of wasting time in court.

Mbabazi’s application entails claims of acts of bad faith that he says were committed by EC officials against him as he sought to stand for president in next year’s elections.

Meanwhile, Mbabazi’s lawyers led by Council John Mary Mugisha, Fred Muwema and Severino Twinobusingye revealed that the particulars of the case shall be availed during further proceedings of the case.

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