Lawyer Isaac Kimaze is not happy with deputy Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma, and will not hide it.
While sharing his views on human rights and national security on NBS television Wednesday, Kimaze attacked Kavuma, also Constitutional Court Judge for issuing an “unjustified” order barring activities of Forum for Democratic Change.
“The ruling from Justice Steven Kavuma which casts a blanket ban on fundamental rights was surprising,” the lawyer said.
He observer that the Constitutional Court order curtails religious freedoms, civil liberty, the right to associate and right to express oneself.
“Courts may be supreme but they are not infallible.”
He said efforts will be taken to nullify the order banning FDC prayers.
“Justice Kavuma was wrongly appointed. He is an NRM cadre. No wonder they turned to him for this order.”
He said they asked for information on whether Justice Kavuma applied for the job and were denied access.
“He [Kavuma] is an impostor.”
Kavuma has always aided the ruling party win court cases but never accepts that he is partisan.
According to lawyer Kimaze, it is the role of the opposition to shock, offend and embarrass those in power.
He argues that banning FDC prayers curtails on fundamental rights.
“There’s rule of law and rule by law. Regime interests are not rights and shouldn’t be defended as such.”
He said arresting pastor Happy Ngabo for attempting to lead prayer is crossing a certain line.