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Court to rule on Kirumira’s petition Thursday

By Farooq Kasule

Added 14th February 2018 05:27 PM

Kirumira said his detention is unconstitutional, illegal and unlawful

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Kirumira said his detention is unconstitutional, illegal and unlawful

PIC: Buyende DPC Muhammad Kirumira

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KAMPALA - The Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court has set Thursday to rule on whether or not it has powers to hear embattled former Buyende DPC Muhammad Kirumira’s application. 

On February 6, Kirumira, through his lawyers led by Jude Mbabali, dragged the Attorney General to the court seeking to be unconditionally released from jail on grounds that his detention is unconstitutional, illegal and unlawful.

On Wednesday, the court’s resident state attorney Jonathan Muwaganya objected to Kirumira’s application on grounds that the court has no powers to hear the case.

“Your worship, the application would have been filed in the High Court or Constitutional court, but this court has no powers to review the proceedings of the police tribunal which has powers equal to it,” Muwaganya submitted.

But Mbabali, also the Masaka district chairperson insisted that the court has powers to hear it since there was no fresh charges preferred against Kirumira upon arrest.

Principal Grade One Magistrate Robert Mukanza said he would give his ruling on Thursday at 11:00am.

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