According to Kipoi, the commission deducted 254 million Shillings from his emoluments and 214 million Shillings from his mileage allowances between 2011 and 2014, when he was in jail battling treason charges. During the same time, his seat was declared vacant after missing 15 consecutive sittings.
However, the Deputy Spokesperson of the Army Lt Col Deo Akiiki said that Kipoi being held in a military installation one doesnt need to visit there anytime he wishes. Akiiki explained that irrespective of who you are, you must follow the military rules since the detention aint an ordinary one.
Kipoi is remanded in Makindye Military barracks on security related charges. His lawyer, Retired Major Ronald Iduli, insists that Kipoi has a constitutional right to bail since he is still innocent until proven guilty.
Through his lawyer, Retired Major Ronald Iduli, Kipoi applied for bail on grounds that it is his constitutional right and that he will be presenting substantial sureties during the hearing of this application.
Justice Sekaana noted that although the challenge was aimed at the Director of Public Prosecutions, the evidence presented before the court by State Attorney Sylvia Cheptoris indicates that the trial was facilitated by the Director of Army Prosecutions- whose jurisdiction is the General Court Martial.
The State Attorney, Sylvia Cheptoris told Justice Musa Sekanna of High Court Civil Division this morning that the respondents received the file last week and need extra time to read through the petition so as to come up with an appropriate response to the matter.
While presenting the report to parliament on Tuesday, Fox Odoi, the chairperson of the Rules, privileges and discipline committee argued that Kipoi be deemed to have ceased to be a Member of Parliament under Article 83(1) (d) of the Constitution of Uganda and Rule 101 (10) of the Rules of Procedure..