Kwoyelo pre-trial hearing flops

By Dennis Ojwee

Added 16th August 2016 02:30 PM

Kwoyelo's lawyers were not in court

The High Court in Gulu on Monday adjourned Thomas Kwoyelo’s pre-trial hearing to Tuesday.

The 16 minute Court sitting was presided over by Lady Justice Susan Okalany with three prosecuters; Charles Kaamuli, George William Byensi and Florence Akello representing the state.  

Okalany started by asking Kwoyelo if he had his lawyers present to which he responded by naming Caleb Alaka Klaib, Nicholas Opiyo and John Francis Onyango as his established lawyers representing him. His lawyers were however not in court. 

Kwoyelo's case was halted in 2011 following a Constitutional Court ruling that he was entitled to amnesty under Uganda's Amnesty Act 2000.

The Attorney General appealed the decision in the Supreme Court requesting court to stay the release of Kwoyelo. 

On April 8, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that Kwoyelo's trial is constitutional and does not violate the provisions of the Amnesty Act.

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