Yesterday, the General Court Martial was flung into a panic after jailed National Unity Platform (NUP) supporter Muhydin Kakooza jumped out of the dock and attacked soldiers.
This occurred during the bail applications for ten supporters of NUP who are battling offences of unlawful possession of fire-arms.
Kakooza is suffering from an 8-month sentence for contempt tp court following his chaotic behaviour earlier in the year. This time he jumped out of the dock and started singing one of Robert Kyagulanyi, “Tuliyambala Engule.”
Kakooza’s chaos came after a team of lawyers led by Fred Musisi told 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.
There are a total of 10 National Unit Platform supporters who have applied for bail are: Ssegujja Rashid, Ssekitoleko Yasin, Rugumayo Robert, Mayiga Ronald, Kijambo Simon, Kijambo Ronald, Olivia Lutaaya, Abud Matovu, Kiwanuka Mesach, Wandera Ibrahim, and Katushabe Kigozi Livingstone.
Every single person presented two sureties asking from court to grant them bail since it is their constitutional right and that they will stay by the court orders.
According to the Musisi, the defence party’s lawyer, “It’s because of the time, we were unable to apply for bail against all the 32 blamed person prosecutions, but we hope next time when we return to court even the remaining 22 will also apply for bail.”
Gutti set May 9 2022, as the date for the hearing of the main case.
The NUP supporters are charged with the unlawful possession of fire–arms which the prosecution alleges that they committed in areas of Jinja, Wakiso, Mityana, and Kampala, among other places.