By Kabuye Ronald
Human Rights Lawyer who also doubles as Uganda Journalists Association (UJA) lawyer Eron Kiiza has made no show at Kibuli Police CID headquarters Media Crime department where he was summoned for statement recording and interview over undisclosed crime.
KIIza instead sent a team of legal brains including Daniel Walyemera, Benjamin Katana, Rtd. Major Ronald Iduli, Richard Baguma Rwatooro and Odur Anthony to represent him and communicate his position.
Lawyer Daniel Walyemera informed unidentified lady officer who handled the matter that the summoned person could not and will not appear until is told the charges against him going by constitution court ruling.
Lawyer Benjamin Katana said their suspicion is that the summon is in respect to a matter Kiiza is handling in Mubende were he represents over 1000 of people who were illegally evicted from five villages composing of over 350 hectares of land.
Katana said the summons demonstrate a disguised intimidation clothed in officialdom which must be stopped since if left it will result into narrowing of rule of law in the country thus making it hard for lawyers to offer legal services for those up against the “powerful” since they will be in fear thinking their next target for what has befallen Kiiza.
In his statement received by the CID registry, Kiiza said he will not honor any police invitation which denies him crucial information and which is a conduit for land grabbling in Mubende designed to frustrate efforts of the people to seek justice.
“Because i fight crimes and human rights violations of a privileged land grabbing political elite using equally privileged business elite as proxies, I am now a criminal in their eyes and the resources of the state called Uganda must be marshalled to fight someone’s civil battles of defamation against me.” Kiiza’ statement reads in parts.