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Mabirizi sues Kyagulanyi over driving permit

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine

Controversial city lawyer Male Mabirizi-Kiwanuka has once again sued former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine this time for obtaining a driving permit by false pretence. 

The suit follows Mabirizi’s letter to the chief licensing officer of motor vehicles under the ministry of Works and Transport, seeking certified copies of signed Kyagulanyi's application for a driving license and subsequent renewals.

The letter was written on August 30, 2020, and on September 10, the same year, Works ministry permanent secretary  Waiswa Bageya replied indicating that the accused is a holder of a Class B driving permit issued on August 3, 2017.

On the driving permit, it is indicated that Kyagulanyi was born on February 2, 1982, but Mabirizi is challenging the legality of Kyagulanyi’s age, arguing that his date of birth contradicts that of February 2, 1980, that he filled in his 1996 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) entry form at Kitante Hill School, the 1997 admission record at Kololo senior secondary school and his registration forms at Makerere University.

Mabirizi instituted the criminal proceedings at the Nawaka Magistrate's court in Kampala and now wants the court to summon Kyagulanyi to answer for his alleged dishonesty. Kyagulanyi has previously explained the discrepancies in his age, saying it was occasioned by an innocent mistake done by his parents to enable him to sit for Primary Leaving Exams (PLE) after he'd skipped primary six. He asserted that he swore an affidavit in March 2000 to correct the said anomaly.

While speaking to journalists at the Nakawa court yesterday Wednesday, Mabirizi pointed out that Kyagulanyi has a bad history of avoiding court summons and implored the presiding magistrate this time to issue a warrant of arrest if he fails to appear before the court.

"I have asked the presiding magistrate this time to issue an arrest of warrant against Kyagulanyi. I have proved by affidavit that Kyagulanyi has never respected any criminal summons by court. I have informed court that at Wakiso, criminal summons were issued, he never appeared, at LDC [court] they were issued, he never appeared. So the only way he can appear is through a warrant of arrest," said Mabirizi. 

This is the fifth time Mabirizi is suing Kyagulanyi on matters relating to his age discrepancies. In 2020 when Kyagulanyi declared interest to contest for the presidency, Mabirizi, an adherent of the rule of law found information on parliament's website showing that he was born on 2nd February 1982.

Another case was in March 2000, when Mabirizi discovered that Kyagulanyi's passport information at the Directorate of Immigration and Citizenship indicated that at the time of obtaining his first passport, Kyagulanyi was 18 years old yet evidence showed that he was aged 20.

It is against this background that Mabirizi questioned whether Kyagulanyi studied primary one while aged just two years, since, completed Primary Leaving Examinations at age nine, lower secondary and advanced level at 13 and 16 years respectively. He then instituted private criminal charges against him at Wakiso and Buganda Road courts accusing him of giving false information.

But the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) took over the case following a successful application before High court judge Wilson Kwesiga on October 16, 2020, until the case was discontinued this week on Monday. The matter has also been tabled before the East African Court of Justice where Mabirizi is challenging the High court’s decision to allow the DPP to take over his case.


+6 #1 Uncle philo 2022-01-13 13:42
He will soon sue him for wearing red under garments... because it is part of the army stores
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+5 #2 umukosi 2022-01-13 14:56
What is wrong with this Mabirizi man? Has he nothing else to do? If we challenged very Ugandan about their birth date, most the people above 60 have no birth certificates.

Therefore what is this nonsense this guy to trying to purse. Did Kyagulanyi snap away a girl friend of Mabirzi or he is paid the junta to torment the young man.

What a pathetic guy when you have refugees plundering Uganda and torturing indegenious Ugandans and he is not after them.
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+5 #3 WADADA rogers 2022-01-13 15:41
Mabirizi may soon find himself admitted at Butabika keeping his body too busy with nothing
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+2 #4 Lakwena 2022-01-13 17:36
In other words, at all nonsensical cost; Mabirizi is the Regime idle and disorderly, hired Head Hunter, out for Kyagulanyi's head.
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+3 #5 Joseph 2022-01-13 18:18
Mabieizi, why don't you sure the PS, finance,bank of Uganda governor for häving failed to state how much was saved from the lockdown since most government depts were working remotely.

How much was saved on procurement of covid vacintion since we received donations.
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+1 #6 kasede 2022-01-13 19:26
Quoting WADADA rogers:
Mabirizi may soon find himself admitted at Butabika keeping his body too busy with nothing

Really? I differ with you on this one. In my opinion, that PETTY lawyer is on a personal mission: seeking a retirement "green envelop", just as one other Ganda Journalist did by letting Otto/ LRA reveal their sources of income in Wadegeya.

The journalist is now ruminating comfortably in Kampala. The Ganda also!!!
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+3 #7 Moses 2022-01-14 07:44
Where as its Mabirizi's right and Freedom to sue any one when he deems it fit, at this rate he will soon sue anything.

In life and therefore its management, we need not be very petty, we let somethings pass. Or else there will be no significant progress.

Mabirizi have never gone for many lingering big people whose papers are very questionable yet they are holding big offices......... Being very targetful and moreover zeroing on an individual takes us no where...... Sincerely, Kyagulanyi's age is the not the problem Ugandans are facing; Look at things like Land grabbing, Illegal evictions, Importing expried or bad pestcides that eventually lead to huge losses to opur farmers.

There are Many area that Mr. Mabirizi can tackle to help the common person, other than rotating around Kyagulanyi every other time.
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+3 #8 Kalani Jonathan 2022-01-14 14:54
Mabirizi should be taken to Butabika to check his head.
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0 #9 Zaitun 2022-01-17 20:16
I am not surprised to note that, this guy who does not respect others but only listens to Museveni is either paid to cause damage to Ugandans or he is hiding under a muganda name;. but in reality he is from the same place with all those mkilling Ugandans.

Believe me, one day Ugandans will wake up to see them gone to their mother countries with all what they have looted, stollen leaving behind a poor but a destroyed country!!

Can one tell me how a man claiming to be a Ugandan does nothing but running around to destroy those who are opposed to a destructive, machiavelic, despotic and tribalistic regime?
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