Jamiru Walugembe, the Chairperson of Kimayanya B cell in Kimanya-Kabonera division and one of the victims sued the Chief Defense of Forces-CDF, the Kasijjagirwa UPDF Armored Brigade Commander Brigadier General Deus Sande, and the Brigade Intelligence Officer Major Fred Kasimoni Mushabo, over torture he suffered in the hands of the military.
Reports in Court indicate that the land in question has been earmarked for a government project, whose specifics are however still concealed. But the petitioners say that the land was taken away by Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among for the construction of a State Lodge and the installation of a military barracks.
In 2013, parliament passed the anti-homosexuality act that the president signed into law on February 24th, 2014. However, the Constitutional court annulled the act on August 1st 2014 on grounds that Parliament faulted procedures in enacting it.
Justice Owiny-Dollo who on Monday opened the Court of Appeal regional session at Masaka High Court premises, noted that the available manpower cannot handle the overwhelming numbers of appeal files in the system in a timely manner, thereby asking attorneys to always be mindful of the underlying operational challenges and avoid overstretching the judges.
Shifah Kateregga the HURIDEM Executive Director notes that the increase in cases of mob justice is a result of loss of public trust and confidence in the criminal justice systems and the bureaucratic process of the law.