By Mukose Arnold Anthony
Buganda road grade one magistrate Doreen Kalungi has issued criminal summons against Gafayo Jimmy over failure to appear in court on Monday morning and accordingly adjourned the matter to April 20, 2020 for hearing.
Gafayo is jointly charged with Lukwago Ashraph,Kaweesi Badru, Richard Kizito, Tumukunde Godfrey and Nayesiga shailock.
The six and other seven are charged with disobedience to lawful orders when they allegedly demonstrated on Kampala streets on January 13, 2020 over what they termed rampant corruption in the court.
When they appeared in court on January 16, 2020 the prosecution led by Ivan Kyazze told court that, the accused persons convened an illegal meeting along Kampala and Entebbe Roads, contravening sections 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act, and allegedly held a public meeting in disregard of the laid down procedures in the Public Order Management Act when they refused to coordinate and cooperate with Police to ensure that all participants are unarmed and peaceful.
Though prosecution told court that investigations of their matter was concluded, the case couldn’t proceed today due to indisposed trial magistrate Stella Amabilis whom we have learnt is examining law students at Law Development Center.
On the fateful day, the accused persons were allegedly dressed in black attires, some were bare footed, rigging bells, distributing black Monday news letters with anti-corruption scandals.
The said activists termed their walk as “the real anti-corruption Walk” mocking the December 4, 2019 presidential anti-corruption walk.
These activists claimed to be from three different activists’ pressure groups ofbThe Alternative, Uganda Poor Youth Movement and The Red Top Brigade.
Other seven include; Faridah Bikobere, Nakiyemba Joan, Kemigisha Sharon, Yoga Muzafalu, Mukooli Saad, Lutta Ferdinand and Ssemwanga Jackson who will be appearing before magistrate Marion Mangen on March 20, 2020.