Monday, 19 August 2013
KASESE OPPOSITION COUNCILORS ACQUITED OF INCITING VIOLENCE
It is said that only courts of law can find the truth in any legal matter. So it has happened for two Kasese district councilors who have been in court for one year over charges of inciting violence.
Mr. Elly Magwara representing Kyabarungira and Mr. Abdul Saad of Maliba sub-county are now free men after the Kasese Chief Magistrate court dismissed an inciting violence case against them.
Chief Magistrate Ms. Agatonica Mbabazi set free the two FDC politicians after prosecution continuously failed to produce witnesses to pin them on charges they allegedly committed on July 5, 2012.
Kasese Resident District commissioner Mr. Milton Odongo was one of the key witnesses in the case. He has never testified.
“The Resident State Attorney told court that the RDC was formerly served on august 15, 2013. He did not come. Case dismissed under section 119(1) of Magistrates Court Act. Both accused are discharged and I order refund of their bail deposits”. Ms. Mbabazi ruled.
Prosecution alleged that on July 5, 2012 while in the office of the leader of opposition at the district headquarters, the duo printed a letter and addressed it to the RDC with intend to attack the Basongora. This was after the Basongora had crowned their own King who was vehemently opposed by the Bakonzo under the Rwenzururu Kingdom.
This is the third time the same court dismisses the case on similar grounds-the first time being in August and December last year but charges were being reinstated by the state.