Court Adjourns Case Against Besigye

By APN Reporter


Rukungiri chief magistrate’s court has this morning adjourned the case in which four times Presidential candidate Rtd.Col. Dr Kizza Besigye and five other FDC officials are accused Inciting Violence during last month’s chaotic age limit rally in Rukungiri Municipality.

Dr. Besigye was charged together with FDC’s Secretary for Mobilization Ingrid Turinawe, party Presidential Candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Rukungiri Councilor Innocent Tashobya, Moses Byamukama and Fred Asiime were charged with four counts of incitement of violence, one count of disobedience of statutory duty and one count of malicious damage of a police vehicle.

Court was told that was presided over by the Rukungiri chief magistrate his worship Borore that the six and others still at large on 18th October 2017 while in Rukungiri municipality which resulted to assailing Assistant Inspector of Police John Barugahare and Police Constable Donovico Twinamatsiko.

They were also accused of unlawful y damaging police vehicle registration number UP 2618, and holding a public meeting without authorization.

The charges stem from the violent clashes that broke out in Rukungiri on October 18th, 2017 when Police blocked the FDC leaders and their supporters from accessing Rukungiri stadium for a planned consultative meeting. The clashes claimed the life of Edison Nimusiima alias Kakuru and left several other people nursing injuries, willfully and unlawfully damaging a police vehicle number UP 2618.

These are also charged with disobedience of lawful duty by holding an authorized rally in Rukungiri town on 18thOctober 2017.

The six who appeared before the Rukungiri chief magistrates court presided over by his worship Julius Borore the case was adjourned to 20th February 2018 when it will come up again for mention.

Besigye and his co-accused arrived at the court premises amidst heavy police deployment.

Police was still heavily deployed outside court premises by the time of filing this story raising suspicion that Besigye may be re-arrested upon leaving the area.

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