The petition which was filed in 2013, on grounds that the section which prohibits advocates from advertising themselves using print and electronic media is in contravention with articles of the Constitution which guarantee freedom of speech, expression and economic right.
Lawyers were not listed among the essential categories of workers allowed to operate during the current COVID-19 lockdown, which was announced as one of the measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease. Under the measures, the President issued directives including limitation on public movements, scaling down operations of institutions including courts and others.
They are demanding that the commission takes immediate action to ensure that Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has access to his personal doctors and that he should be detained in a gazetted facility, other than a military barracks.
Prof. Apollo Nsibambis comments follow demonstrations by supporters of the Inspector General of Police IGP Kale Kayihura who threatened to block proceedings of a case filed by private lawyers against Kayihura and seven other police officers
In their quest to destroy everything, after successfully killing institutions, the state is now out with uncontrolled recklessness to kill individual efforts to stay the course of ethical professional practice. Government attempted to intimidate Dr. Onzivua.