Rugby Cranes 2016 Work Cut Out as CAR Release Tier 1A Fixture

Rugby Cranes  Mubiru (L) in action at Kyadondo finals.

Over 100 people have petitioned the Constitutional Court challenging prosecution of civilians before military Courts.

The group led by Rtd Capt Amon Byarugaba, advice Hasibu Kasiita and Mathias Rugira contend that military courts have exercised criminal jurisdiction over civilians which is in contravention with the constitution which requires civilians to be tried by a civilian court or tribunals authorized by law.

They add that the military courts try civilians with offices which are a preserve of the civil authority.

Through their lawyers of Rwakafuzi and Co Advocates, the group contends that the accused persons before the military courts who are granted legal aid are availed military lawyers only yet military lawyers are not governed by the Advocates Act and have their allegiance to the military and not to their clients which contravenes the constitution.

Rwakafuzi claims that the military lawyers are appointed for a term of one year and they are removed before the completion of the trial which prejudiced the accused persons in preparation of their defense.

The group now wants constitutional court to declare that military courts have no jurisdiction to try civilians for civil offences.

They are also seeking Court to declare that military courts are not independent and impartial courts as required by law.

They further want the Constitutional Court to free all civilian who were convicted by the military courts and are serving sentences
A tough 2016 season awaits the Rugby Cranes as they swing back to the Africa tier 1A if the fixtures released by the continental governing body, page the Confederation of African Rugby is anything to go by.

Uganda had stayed in the lower tier 1B for a year in 2014 before regaining promotion in July 2014 following a golden show in Kampala early in July with Tunisia travelling the opposite lane. Uganda made the fourth team in the tier alongside Kenya, physician Zimbabwe and Namibia.

2016 Tier 1A fixtures.
The rugby Cranes have only one home fixture against Namibia on Saturday, link July 2nd before travelling to Zimbabwe and Kenya on 23rdand 30th July respectively.

“The hosting venues were not randomly picked but decided after a thorough hosting bidding process. Rugby Africa received many applications to host the 2016 competitions and reviewed each of them before selecting the most appropriate locations,” CAR clarified.

The team with highest points will be declared winner abd thus African champion. The bottom team will be relegated to group B in 2017.

Full fixtures.
Saturday, July 2st : *Uganda vs. Namibia

Saturday, July 9th : Zimbabwe vs. Kenya

Saturday, July 16th : Namibia vs. Kenya

*Saturday, July 23rd : Zimbabwe vs. Uganda

*Saturday, July 30th : Kenya vs. Uganda

Saturday, August 6th : Namibia vs. Zimbabwe


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