Kampala high court of civil division presided over by Hon. Justice Andrew Bashaija has today Monday October 21st, 2019 issued production warrants to the military police for Cple Bushindiki Peter and Private Okurut John.
The two are jointly sued by a journalist with the Matayo Kyaligonza for torturing the journalist as he covered the their torture of a female police officer who was directing traffic around Seeta.
The two body guards of Kyaligonza have been skipping Court complicating the progress of court that has a duty to ensure their side of the story is head before determining the torture suit against them and their boss General Matayo Kyaligonza.
Presiding over a miscellaneous application no. 70 of 2019 where Uganda ambassador to Brundi Gen. Matayo Kyaligonza together with his two body gurads are jointly sued with the attorney general, Justice Andrew Bashaija ruled that for fairness, he had to give them a fair hearing so that they don’t raise the same grounds in a higher court.
Justice Bashaija has also ordered service of fresh hearing notices upon all respondents including the Attorney General who has skipped Court without explanation every time the case comes up and despite service of Court process on his office.
These orders followed the Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) and Deogratius Otai Peter’s lawyer, Eron Kiiza of Kiiza and Mugisha Advocates complaining to court that their efforts to serve the respondents in military detention have been haven’t borne fruit.
Apparently, the duo is allegedly being detained in Makindye army barracks over indiscipline related criminal charges in the General Court Martial.
Though Kyaligonza wasn’t personally in court, he was represented by his lawyers Evans Ocheng and Jamil Mukama.
UJA was represented by Mukose Arnold Anthony, Otai was in court together alongside their lawyers.
The matter has been adjourned to 27th January 2020 11am for hearing after the judge informing the parties of his forth coming leave.
It should be recalled that on 24th February 2019 around Seeta in Mukono Mr. otai was assault by the Kyaligonza together with his body guards while alleged took pictures of ugly scene when the trip was beating up a traffic officer a one Namaganda