By www.mknewslink.com reporters
Hundreds of supporters of Ruhinda County MP Capt Donozio Kahonda have this morning pitched a camp outside State House in Entebbe demanding President Yoweri Museveni’s intervention in the case of the MP, currently jailed at Kirinya Prisons in Jinja.
Kahonda was sentenced to 9 months in prison after he was convicted on alleged forgery of academic documents which he used to join the army.
The MP’s application for bail was yesterday rejected by Jinja High Court Judge Eva Luswata, who cited the ongoing industrial action by Government Prosecutors.
The judge ruled that she couldn’t release the MP in the absence of the prosecution. The decision incensed hundreds of Kahonda’s supporters, many of who had travelled from Mitooma District.
Some of them think the MP is being denied justice, by the Justice Minister Kahinda Otafiire, who was defeated by Kahonda in the last parliamentary elections.
The supporters have now decided to camp outside State House, seeking the intervention of President Museveni in the matter.
One of them who is also Buhweju county MP, Francis Mwijukye says the group has vowed not to leave until they speak to the president.
Mwijukye says the group wants Museveni to “tell them why Kahinda is using his office as minister of justice to harasstheir Member of Parliament.”
As expected, the President’s guards did not allow the group to enter State House and they decided to sit along the road heading up to the main gate of the President’s residence.