Anger as Cabinet  okays bail reforms

NRM Members of Parliament attend a meeting chaired by President Museveni to discuss his proposal to scrap bail for capital offences at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds on September 28. Photo | Courtesy

What you need to know:

  • Those against the Executive decision to tinker with bail for capital offenders have warned that when the dust finally  settles, “the architects of the draconian laws will be caught by the same laws but it will be too late” to make amends. 

Lawmakers and human rights defenders have condemned ministers for backing what they have called “draconian laws” that seek to curtail freedoms and take away the discretion of judicial officers to grant or deny bail.

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