‘Kayihura can’t be prosecuted’ – Constitutional Court

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The Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma through the Constitutional Court yesterday issued an interim order barring the prosecution of Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura together with the 7 other officers charged with the offence of torture before the Makindye Chief Magistrates court.

Gen. Kale Kayihura
Gen. Kale Kayihura

The Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma issued the interim order following an application by Kampala Lawyer city lawyer Robert Rutaro of Messes’ Candia & D.W. Oundo Advocates who petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking orders halting the prosecution of the IGP and other senior police officers who were summoned to appear before the Makindye Chief Magistrate court on 10th August 2016.

“An interim order is hereby issued staying all criminal proceedings instituted against the Inspector General of Police and all the officers under criminal cases number 6060 at the Makindye Chief Magistrate Court,” Justice Kavuma ruled.

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He however said he would give reasons for issuing the order at a later date. He also directed the Registrar of the Court and all the other staff to make the necessary arrangements and ensure that the 2 cases brought to court in relation to this same matter were quickly fixed for hearing.
Meanwhile reports reaching our desk have it the lawyers of Lukwago and Company Advocates who have sued the IGP have withdrawn the case saying they have lost interest in it.

 

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