By Spy Uganda
The High Court (Criminal Division) will tomorrow deliver a ruling on the application that was filed by Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s lawyer Fred Mukasa Mbidde to have the case filed by controversial lawyer Male Mabirizi moved from Buganda Road Court to the High Court, and to remove some of the people illegally attached on the suite.
Some of those that Mbidde says were added illegally are; Hon.Mawanda Micheal Muranga, Andrew Mujuni Mwenda, Barugahara Balaam Ateenyi, Hon.Kabanda David, Nuwagira Micheal, Kaguta Alias Toyota, Lillian Aber and Katungi Micheal.
The case, which has attracted significant attention, arises from Buganda Road criminal session case number 659 of 2023, emanating from City Hall Court criminal case number 4530 of 2022 that were the subject of a private prosecution by Mabirizi.
Mabirizi initiated the suit in November 2022 alleging that Kainerugaba addressed a political gathering at Kololo Independence Grounds in Central Division, Kampala City, on October 11th, 2022, without resigning from the UPDF.
According to Mabirizi, this act contravenes section 99 of the UPDF Act, which prohibits serving military personnel from engaging in political activities. Mabirizi further argues that Kainerugaba’s actions caused common annoyance and inconvenience to the public, thereby violating their rights.
But for Gen Muhoozi’s lawyer Counsel Fred Mukasa Mbidde, this is not a case but an attempt to waste Gen Muhoozi’s precious time something he [Mbidde] vowed not to kowtow to.
”We’re simply dealing with tumultuous and Palookas character, who simply enjoys being a busy buddy (an idle, meddling or prying person) by loitering around courts” Mbidde said during a recent court session that saw the matter pushed to High Court to first clear the illegalities around this matter.
Now, in a notice issued by Deputy Registrar Festo Nsenga, all lawyers representing the accused and Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba himself have been directed to be present in court tomorrow 2nd August 2023 for a ruling on the above-mentioned Mbidde’s application.
”Take note that delivery of the ruling of this case has been fixed before the Hon Justice Michael Elubu for the 2nd day of 2023 at 9:00 o’clock. If no appearance is made on your behalf, by yourself, or by someone by law authorized to act for you, the judgment will be delivered in your absence. Dated at Kampala on this 1st Day of August 2023,” reads a ruling notice delivered by Festo Nsenga.
Read Notice BelowDOC-20230801-WA0167.