Alliance for National Transformation Party President Gen Mugisha Muntu has branded Buganda Road Court a ‘Kangaroo court with no legal head, eyes and bits of intelligence to interpret laws.’
This after grade one magistrate Esther Nahirya on Monday remanded Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi to Luzira Prison on charges of staging an unlawful protest.
Gen. Muntu also added that the way the Judiciary and security forces are treating opposition politicians clearly indicates that Uganda is going back in her darkest hours of the past regimes.
“Actions of the regime such as using security forces and courts are worrying especially the way they handle members of the opposition,” he said while addressing journalists at the party’s headquarters in Bukoto on Tuesday.
“The total disregard of the law on the provision of the Constitution is creating a very difficult environment within, which all the opposition political actors are operating. The way Hon Bobi Wine was handled and taken to a Kangaroo court clearly shows that there must be a quick reaction to stop this.”
Muntu also said his party believes in the coalition if it’s the only way to remove the current regime.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Party Bloc also condemned the way security forces handled Kyagulanyi.
Kenneth Paul Kakande, the DP spokesperson said that such excessive use power by the men in uniform is a hindrance for justice to prevail.
“There is a systematical effort by the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government together with the security organs of this country which have now become partisan to suppress fundamental freedoms of expression, association and assembly especially against members of the opposition or those who don’t aside with President Museveni,” said Kakande.
According to Kyagulanyi’s lawyer Asuman Basalirwa, security forces and the court connived and refused people who wanted to stand surety for Kyagulanyi entry into the court premises. Basalirwa said such actions were against the law.
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