This morning, heavily armed Anti-riot police officers and patrol vehicles deployed strategically in the middle of Wakiso town and along the road heading to the court via the district headquarters.
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There is tight
security at Wakiso Chief Magistrate’s court where the National Unity Platform-NUP
party President and Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias
Bobi Wine is expected to answer charges of uttering false academic.
He was sued
by Kampala lawyer; Hassan Male Mabiriizi for allegedly uttering false academic
documents to the Electoral Commission during his for the Kyaddondo East
Parliamentary by-elections held in 2017.
As a result, court summoned the presidential hopeful to appear this morning for
the hearing of the matter.
heavily armed Anti-riot police officers and patrol vehicles deployed strategically
in the middle of Wakiso town and along the road heading to the court via the
district headquarters. The officers are screening
the people in vehicles and on foot before allowing them to continue with their
The officers tasked those seeking to access the court premises to identify themselves
before they are allowed in or turned away. Those who had turned up to follow up
their matters in the court were asked to return to their homes without checking
whether their cases have been cause listed or not.
“I am on court bail, which is expiring today. I feel I should enter court to
either have it renewed or have my case heard,” one of the court users pleaded
with the officers at the gate to allow him in vain. He was however advised by a
police officer to go away, saying even the responsible magistrate wouldn’t turn
up. Only a few journalists and lawyers who properly identified themselves and a
few civilians were allowed to access the court premises.