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Court dismisses Kasibante violence case

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th July 2011 03:00 AM

BUGANDA Road Court in Kampala yesterday dismissed the case in which former Rubaga North parliamentary candidate Moses Kasibante was accused of inciting violence.

BUGANDA Road Court in Kampala yesterday dismissed the case in which former Rubaga North parliamentary candidate Moses Kasibante was accused of inciting violence.

By Adante Okanya

BUGANDA Road Court in Kampala yesterday dismissed the case in which former Rubaga North parliamentary candidate Moses Kasibante was accused of inciting violence.

The state alleged that on May 16 at Nakulabye roundabout in Kampala, the duo, together with others still at large, without lawful excuse, incited other persons to act violently for political reasons.

The case was dismissed by Grade One Magistrate Masitula Mulondo after prosecution failed to produce state witnesses to pin Kasibante and his co-accused, John Lukaaga.

In her ruling, Mulondo explained that despite having abundant time to probe the allegations, the state failed to adduce incriminating evidence against the duo.

Court also dismissed the duo’s other charges of taking part in unlawful assembly and malicious damage to property.

Mulondo backed her decision, saying the move was one of the ways of solving the case backlog problem that is hampering the judicial dispensation of justice.

The duo was ecstatic about the development, saying it was a big relief from the case which could have probably dragged on for long.

The state was represented by David Lukwago and the duo by Fred Mukasa Mbidde.

Mbidde argued that the sections under which the duo was charged is a subject of a petition filed this year in the Constitutional Court by Forum for Democratic Change president Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye.

Court dismisses Kasibante violence case

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