Kanyeihamba sues Museveni over proposal to scrap bail, bond

Rtd Justice George Kanyeihamba (centre) and other petitioners, who are students of Law at Makerere University, address the media before handing in their petition to the Registrar of the Court of Appeal in Kampala recently. PHOTO/ISAAC KASAMANI

What you need to know:

  • Uganda’s laws insulate a sitting President from court proceedings until he/she leaves office

President Museveni has been sued for allegedly pushing through constitutional amendments that make it hard for judges to grant bail to suspects facing capital offences.
In a lawsuit filed before the Constitutional Court yesterday, retired Supreme Court judge George Wilson Kanyeihamba sued the head of state alongside Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka, and the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party for “threaten[ing] to violate the fundamental laws of Uganda and intend[ing] to alter the constitution.”

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