The case which Kasirye has withdrawn today was filed by on 3rd December 2020, challenging the decision by the police to forcefully remove him from National Unity Platform Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu's car, pepper spray before assaulting when he was doing his journalistic duties during the election campaigns.
The application was filed by Ismail Kasule who contested on the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party ticket, against Dr Joseph Ruyonga of the National Resistance Movement (NRM). Ruyonga emerged winner of the race with 6,396 votes against Kasule's 6,212 votes.
Principal State Attorney Harriet Angom on Friday told Supreme Court Judge Lillian Tibatemwa that court should instead expeditiously hear Kashaka's appeal challenging his conviction and sentence as opposed to releasing him on bail.
On Tuesday, Justice Ssekaana declined to step down from the matter in his ruling read by the Deputy Civil Division Registrar, Sarah Langa, arguing that he took oath to be independent, saying no one can influence his decisions.