BY VANANSIO KAKOGOSO
The Kabale chief magistrate court has adjourned the hearing of the case in
which opposition politician Rtd. Col. Dr Kizza Besigye and five others
are accused of inciting violence till next month.
Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye is accused with the Kampala Lord Mayor Elias
Lukwago, Member of Parliament Kawempe Division South Mubaraka
Munyagwa, FDC secretary for mobilization Ms Igrid Turinawe, Rukungiri
municipality MP Roland Mugume Kaginda and Democratic Party’s Imam
The opposition leaders are facing charges of inciting the public on
14th July 2012 at Kabale stadium where four policemen were injured and
four police cars vandalized by their stone pelting supporters.
All the six people today morning appeared in court and the state
presented its second witness Detective Assistant Superintendent of
Police Isaac Mugisha the Rwizi regional officer in charge of police
standards unit who was working in Kabale in the same position he said
that the six incited the public at the rally by asking them to rally
against the police.
The state had earlier on presented the then Kigezi regional Officer in
charge of the criminal investigations and intelligence department
Gumisiriza Kalinkiza. Court was first adjourned for 30 minutes to
enable both sides make consultations.
The defense counsel Justus Muhangi of Muhangi and partners told court
that his clients were concerned over the habit of the state failing to
always produce the witnesses in court hence prolonging the course of
He also asked court to order the state to produce all the
other three remaining witness to ensure that the matter is disposed
Judith Nyamwiza, the state prosecutor, told court that of the five
witnesses they have for this case, only two had testified.
Kabale chief Magistrate Moses Ntende who presided over court said that
since the matter has been before court for a long period of time,
there is need for the state to present all the witness on the next
hearing set for 8th August this year. He also extended the bail for
Shortly after court, Dr. Besigye told the press and his supporters
that the case has been kept pending in an effort to harass the
opposition leaders, yet they spend a lot of money.