The Lwemiyaga County Member of
Parliament, Theodore Ssekikubo is up in arm against the state for reinstating the
charges of attempted murder and gun misuse against him, which he allegedly
committed over a decade ago.
In January last year, Ssekikubo was
arrested on accusations of defying
quarantine restrictions when he mobilized pastoralists to forcefully open
livestock markets despite the Foot and Mouth Disease-FDM outbreak in Sembabule
Eventually, Police amended his charge sheet to add charges of attempted murder
he allegedly committed during the National Resistance Movement-NRM party
primaries in Sembabule district in 2010. The prosecution preferred that Ssekikubo
concurrently answers the charges before Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court.
Although the Masaka Chief Magistrate
Charles Yeitese, dismissed the charge of disobeying quarantine orders due to the
continuous abscondment of state witnesses, the State Attorney, Stella Basuuta insists
that Ssekikubo faces retrial for attempted murder, something that forced the legislator
to openly complaint in the courtroom.
According to the statement of offence,
Ssekikubo together with his military escort still at large, stirred chaos at a
polling station in which, two people were shot and injured permanently in the
However, Ssekikubo protested that he has
severally been charged on the same offence and acquitted by courts of law over
lack of substantial evidence to implicate them. He criticized the State for
trying to reinstate a matter that was long heard and resolved.
in: “two matters where….
Cue out; ….and fresh matter.”//
in; "n'ogukomyawo gwenyini,...
Ssekikubo also accused the State
Attorney of attempting to re-awaken a closed case file without following the
due legal process either by way of an appeal or application for review.
//Cue in: “one a matter is heard…
Cue out; …a way forward.”//
//Cue in: “ekirago kya Kkooti….
Cue out; …..ku
However, in her submission Stella Basuuta, the State Attorney leading the
prosecution indicated that the file had been allocated to her to resume the
process with additional evidence. She asked the court to allow her time to study
the arguments and make a proper response about them.
The trial magistrate adjourned the matter up to May 18th, 2021 for a hearing. But Lieutenant Habib Nsamba, one of the victims and key witness in
the matter said he had previously been denied justice when investigations were