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Katureebe To Museveni; Rethink Your Position On The Proposal

Rethink Your Position On Proposal To Scrap Bail – Katureebe To Museveni

Former Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe has warned President Museveni regarding scrapping off bail for capital offenders. He has urged him to rethink his position on the matter.

Some legal experts and human rights activists also have severally dismissed Museveni’s push to scrap court bail for suspected capital offenders and renew the mandatory death penalty for convicted murderers.

President Museveni has been pushing for this since September. He says they should not give capital offenders bail until proven innocent.

However, our constitution says one is innocent until proven guilty but the president seems to have forgotten. He says victims of such capital offenders need to be put into consideration.

However, Bart Katureebe while speaking during the launch of Praxis Conflict Centre (PCC), said revisiting the constitution will solve the current predicament.

“The Foundation for Human Rights Initiative had gone to the court challenging certain aspects of bail saying it is a right and the constitutional court disagreed with them. They appealed to the Supreme Court. We sat a panel of five to seven judges because it is a constitutional matter and we gave a decision. We have reasoned judgments there so go and read our judgments,” he said.

Whether the president is going to think about this or not, we are not sure. A number of people have warned him on so many occasions but he has paid a deaf ear.

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