I won’t ask court for bail- MP Kabaziguruka


Jailed Nakawa Division member of parliament Michael Kabaziguruka has said he will not ask court to release him.
According to Kabaziguruka who is currently being held in Kigo prison, the army court where he’s was charged with treason is biased.
He made the revelation Wednesday when Leader of Opposition in parliament Winnie Kiiza had visited him in prison.
Kabaziguruka and 22 others who were charged for allegedly plotting to overthrow president Yoweri Museveni’s government were Tuesdaysusppoed to appear in court for further mention od their case. However, Kabaziguruka was not brought to court because he’s admitted to Kigo prison hospital over asthma.
Early this month, Kabaziguruka petitioned High Court Civil Division in Kampala challenging his trial at the Makindye based military court.

In his petitioned, the jailed MP is seeking an order   to halt his on-going trial before the General Court Martial.

Through his lawyers Rwakafuzi and company Advocates, Kabaziguruka challenges this trial on grounds that his right to a free and fair trial will be curtailed as the General Court Martial is not legally mandated to try civilians.

To support his claim in court, the legislator in his sworn affidavit stated that the President is telling the public through press conferences that he (Kabaziguruka) wanted to kill him something that the MP says is intended to clearly influence the outcome of his trial yet the president is immune to contempt of court proceedings.

On June 28, Twenty three people, including Kabaziguruka and UPDF officers were remanded over alleged plot to overthrow President Yoweri Museveni’s government.
They were charged before Makindye based General Court Martial on allegations of treachery and offences relating to security, which attract a maximum sentence of death upon conviction.

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