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Kabale court dismisses 4GC case against Besigye, Lukwago

Kizza Besigye and Erias Lukwago

Kizza Besigye and Erias Lukwago

The Kabale Chief Magistrate's court has dismissed a case in which former For God and My Country (4GC) opposition pressure group activists were accused of inciting violence.

The activists include Dr Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, Ingrid Turinawe, Roland Kaginda, Rukungiri Municipality MP, Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa and Democratic Party vice president in charge of western Uganda, Imam Makumbi.

They were dragged to court by the state for inciting violence against during a public rally at Kabale Municipal stadium in 2012.  Four police officers were injured in the clashes and police vehicles vandalised.

In the ruling on Friday, read by the Kabale Grade One magistrate Stella Mwali, the state failed to produce sufficient evidence to pin the activists. None of the activists were in court.

Shortly after the ruling, the activists' lawyer Justus Muhangi of Muhangi and Company Advocates said that his clients' rights had been violated.

"We’re very that the court has come in to protect the rights of the people. Court has found that the people were having an ordinary political gathering with the usual political statements in a politically charged environment…At time it was election time and therefore the people were charged with no intention of inciting violence." said Muhangi.  

Originally named, Activists for Change (A4C), the pressure changed its name to 4GC after it was outlawed in 2012 by then attorney general Peter Nyombi. 4GC rose to prominence by organising the famous walk-to-work street protests that strongly threatened President Museveni's stronghold on power before it died a natural death arising out of political differences and state brutality. 

 

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+2 #1 WADADA rogers 2018-11-11 11:58
In future, the law should be amended such that the DPP is punished for endorsing and sanctioning files without evidence, in the long run the state and the accused persons end up spending colossal sums of money in a case that has no future.

One may think that these charges are a ploy to violate rights and unfairly inconvenience the suspects.
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-1 #2 Wainanchi 2018-11-11 12:10
After demonstrations same thugs started killings innocent people.

Lets wait when all evidence is collected and those behind hineos crimes are apprehended and sentenced

It will resurface that the same group acquitted in Kabale masterminded killings of innocent people,some of them beheading and running away to scare ordinary people.

These politicians are criminals same as others like NAAAds who sabotage Uganda agriculture and farmers by supplying fakes beef cows instead of fertilile ones.This is done with the slogan " For us And Against Uganda".kypa5
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+1 #3 Jama 2018-11-11 13:35
The patriotic judges knew it was a political witch hunt other than a criminal case.
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-1 #4 Akot 2018-11-11 20:25
Dr Kizza Besigye, Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, all those who want to FREE Uganda MUST come Togerther, DEMAND Tribal leaders stand down, Ugandans must UNITE & throw Museveni out!

Don't Ugandans see: not 1 of them, not even those in posts, have a say, yet it's them helping Museveni harass-arrest-block...their second Independence!

Why do Ugandans want to be Museveni's slaves with no say?

Did Ugandans give Museveni asylum to finally hand him over their country & be his slaves without a say for good?

After UNITY ends Museveni's rule,

- tribal leaders can go back to their posts & Independent Tribal States can be formed immediately, or

- Ugandans can Reform the Republic!

With these 2 options, why are Ugandans still keeping Museveni in power, helping him humiliate them like this?...
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-1 #5 Akot 2018-11-11 20:31
...Why do Ugandans let Museveni throw them against one another & what will our people do, as they are enemies of themselves, when the demon will be no more?

Is it not time Ugandans wake up, especially as they are alone with demon Museveni who tribalistically rules them & the outside world will remain silent as long as Ugandans are alright with the inhuman system that goes against International Principles!

Whether it will be Independent Triabl States or Reformed Republic of Uganda, our people will be free of Museveni & will defend their choice with the International Community!

So, why keep demon Museveni in power?

Ugandans MUST WAKE UP!
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0 #6 Lakwena 2018-11-12 10:59
Quoting WADADA rogers:
In future, the law should be amended such that the DPP is punished for endorsing and sanctioning files without evidence, in the long run the state and the accused persons end up spending colossal sums of money in a case that has no future. .. .


Wadada, like his appointing authority; Justice, Mike Chibita is not a bonafide Christian and hence a malicious prosecutor.

For the same ancient reason, the biblical 8th Commandment say that: "Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor". Then, including death; whoever bore false witness suffered the penalty of the would-be falsely accused.

The Biblical 10 Commandments (Decalogue) is a moral code of conduct. One of which is to prevent harm thru malicious prosecution (false witness).

In other words, Mr. M7, Chita, Gen Kayihura, etc., would have been stoned to death longtime ago, for maliciously prosecuting Dr. Besigye for treason and rape.
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0 #7 Wainanchi 2018-11-12 21:49
Hello myaje and killers.Bla,bla,bla piss of writing bullshit everyday.Kiss our ass...s!!!
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0 #8 Lakwena 2018-11-13 08:02
Quoting Wainanchi:
Hello myaje and killers.Bla,bla,bla piss of writing bullshit everyday.Kiss our ass...s!!!


Wainanchi, I am glad you are pissed.

Suppose I accused you for being behind the fire that killed 11 students at St Bernard in Rakai; How would you feel?

Phenomenally, since Mr. M7/NRM and you, came to power speaking and singing the language of fire (violence- motto nawaka) there have been so many fire related deaths involving especially school children.

WHY?
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