The ghetto president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also commonly known as Bobi Wine has attached the judicial system in Uganda for failing to grand justice to some Ugandans.
In what he described as delayed Justice, with a quote of “Justice delayed is justice denied”, on his facebook page Omubanda Wa Kabaka sighted the scenario of the fallen musician Oringa Innocent aka Master Blaster who was killed last year in December and even till today his case has never been given a hearing.
“I spent the whole day thinking about my fallen friend and fellow singer Oringa Innocent Denis aka Master Blaster of the ‘Embooko’ Fame.
He was shot dead on Tuesday 29th December last year in Bwaise by a police officer called Wagaba Gonzaga cpc, attached to Kawempe Police Station. There were riots in Bwaise but we managed to calm the people down and restore peace.
The police officer was arrested but to my dismay, even before the victim was buried, the killer was set free. Yes he was released on 29th of December 2015 while we buried Master Blaster on 2nd January 2016. Criminal case no.11731 was opened at Nabweru court but since then, court has been adjourning till today with the next hearing on 28th November 2016….Justice delayed is justice denied!”
However the singer’s worry is that fallen Social worker Kenneth Akena who is aged to have been ikked by one Kanyamunyu for scratching his posh car may also fail to get justice something that Bobi wine described as a common habit in Uganda.
“This post is dedicated to Keneth Akena who was buried today after being shot dead for allegedly scratching a rich man’s expensive car while parking….and to all those very many innocent ‘common’ people that get killed while the killers go Scot-free, MAY YOU NEVER REST UNTILL JUSTICE IS SERVED!! ‘Tong pa lameroko aye bineke”
The judicial service commission is facing a problem case backlog and according to the 2015 court case census report that indicated that 114,809 cases pending in the courts by then, 28,864 are over two years old and the longest spending 10 years in the system hence constituting backlog.
Though the chief justice of Uganda, Bart Katurebe recently launched an eleven member committee to develop a sustainable case backlog in all cases of judicature, but the committee headed by the court of appeal judge, Richard Butera is still suffocating with the huge task.