Following yesterday’s double raid on their offices in Kampala, approved http://csrf.net/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/bbpress/form-user-roles.php lawyers representing presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi in an election petition, visit this http://daisho.ca/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php have officially filed a request before the Supreme Court to be allowed more preparation time.
The lawyers were expected in today Thursday’s session to table the remaining evidence in the case in which Mbabazi challenges the results of the February 18th general election, side effects and to serve the same to the respondents President Yoweri Museveni, the Independent Electoral Commission and the Attorney General.
On Wednesday morning however, the lawyers woke up to find that two of their offices in Wandegeya (Nyanzi Kiboneka and Mbabazi and Company Advocates) and Kololo (Muwema and Company Advocates), which they say were the coordinating centers of the case broken into and computers as well as recorded affidavits taken.
Council Mohammed Mbabazi says his Wandegeya chambers were raided by men in police uniform and that he has evidence to that effect.
In their official request to the Supreme Court, the lawyers stated that about 30 armed men in Uganda police and military uniform broke into the offices and took all the documents that were supposed to be filed today and served to the respondents.
“Furthermore, some of the petitioners witnesses have since been arrested by police and detained at SIU Kireka and Nalufenya in Jinja and Naggalama without any justification,” read part of the letter to the Court Registrar.
“Given the time, expense and organization required to assemble the evidence, we are unable to file the affidavits required in time. We believe that this raid was intended to disrupt the hearing of the petition.”
Police however, vehemently denies involvement in the raid. The Inspector General of Police has since constituted an investigation team to find out who was involved in the break-ins.
The determination of the election petition is expected to be done by the close of this month.
Hearing of the case where Sarah Nabikolo, discount http://daniellebinks.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table.php the widow of prominent businessman Eriya Bugembe Sebunya alias Kasiwukira is accused with two other people of murdering her husband, pharm http://cogocapital.com/lp/wp-content/plugins/thrive-visual-editor/editor/lb_icon.php kicked off on Wednesday at the High court with five state witnesses.
The murder was committed on November 17, 2014 at Mu
yenga Diplomat Zone where Sebunya was knocked dead while jogging early in the morning.
The state yesterday paraded five witnesses who included Police officers and pathologists who carried out postmortem on the body and all these confirmed to court that the late passed away in an accident near his home in Muyenga.
Dr. Moses Byaruhanga a Police Pathologist, Director Medical Services Uganda Police who carried out mental tests on the three accused persons revealed that they were all found to be normal.
The second prosecution witness was Dr Male Mutumba, a medical consultant with Masaka Regional Referral Hospital pathologist who carried out a postmortem report on the body of the late Sebunya.
Mutumba who was working at the City Mortuary in 2014 told court, “I examined the body and found that it was well nourished and still warm.”
He added that the face was covered with blood clotting and several body parts had aggressions like the forehead, left index and fifth fingers, the left joint, right hand, right knee and part of the right foot.
“He had a skull fracture that caused ear bleeding, both lungs were contused, the liver was torn into pieces but the food in stomach was intact” Mutumba added.
The third Prosecution witness was Corporal Mugwere Fredrick, a police officer from Nsambya Barracks and a guard at the Belgian Embassy under the VIPPU Police section.
In his testimony, Mugweri informed court that on 17th November 2014 at around 6am in the morning as he and a group of six officers left Nsambya to Muyenga his work place, they were stopped by a man alleging that there was an accident where a person had died.
“At Kalema Road we found a man lying on the road; we all jumped off the patrol vehicle and our driver called for assistance from Kabalagala Police station because we suspected it to be a hit and run.
Mugweere says that Traffic officers from Kabalagala hurried to the scene. As they examined the crime scene, Mugwere says he noticed a mobile phone, shoes and a cap that belonged to the deceased which he handed to a woman who turned out to be the accused widow.
The fourth and fifth witnesses Sergeant Byamugisha Aloysius and Betty Achan, the two first traffic officers at the scene confirmed to court that Kasiwukira was killed by a car.
Justice Wilson Masalu Museni adjourned the hearing of this case to 30th March.