NUP Supporter Jumps From Dock to Attack Soldiers in a Military Court

NUP Supporter Attacks Soldiers in a Military Court in Uganda (News Central TV)

A jailed National Unity Platform (NUP) supporter Muhydin Kakooza caused commotion in a General Court Martial yesterday after jumping out of the dock and attacking soldiers.

This happened during the bail application for 10 NUP supporters battling offences of unlawful possession of fire arms.

Kakooza, who is already serving an 8-month sentence for contempt of court following his wild behaviour earlier in the year, this time leaped out of the dock chanting phrases from  Robert Kyagulanyi’s song “Tuliyambala Engule.”

Kakooza’s behaviour came after a team of lawyers led by Fred Musisi informed the 9-member court chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti that they were not ready to proceed because they were only served with witness statements on April,26 2022.

Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti heads Uganda’s Military Court

The 10 National Unit Platform supporters who have applied for bail are: Kijambo Ronald, Kijambo Simon, Abud Matovu, Olivia Lutaaya, Ssegujja Rashid, Ssekitoleko Yasin, Rugumayo Robert, Wandera Ibrahim, Mayiga Ronald, Kiwanuka Mesach, and Katushabe Kigozi Livingstone.

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They each presented two sureties asking the military court to grant them bail since it’s their constitutional right and that they will abide by the court orders.

“Due to time, we were unable to apply for bail for all the 32 accused persons prosecution, but we hope next time when we return to court even the remaining 22 will also apply for bail,” said Musisi, the defence lawyer.

The NUP supporters are charged with of unlawful possession of fire-arms which prosecution alleges that they committed in areas of Jinja, Wakiso, Mityana, Kampala among other places. Gutti set May 9, 2022 as the date for hearing of the main suit.

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