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Makindye Court formally halts Kayihura case, waits for new directives

Justice Kavuma gave interim order halting case.
Justice Kavuma gave interim order asking Makindye Court to halt case.

The Makindye Magistrate’s Court has today formally stayed criminal prosecution of the IGP Kale Kayihura and seven senior police commanders over torture charges. This follows last Friday’s Constitutional Court order.

Presiding Grade one magistrate Juliet Nakitende ruled that the proceedings against Kayihura be halted until the lower court receives further directives from the Constitutional Court.

Makindye court got an interim order from the Deputy Chief Justice Steven  Kavuma suspending the said trial until the Constitutional Court hears and determines a petition filed by a city advocate Robert Rutalo. Rutalo is challenging the basis for Kayihura’s trial.

Justice Kavuma’s order was served and presented before court by David Wandera Oudo , Rutalo’s  advocate.

Soon after, the DPP, represented at the Makindye court by Resident State Attorney Immaculate Angutoko ,also informed court that he has officially taken over Kayihura’s prosecution.

The DPP said he only  needs assistance from private lawyers to avail him with the necessary evidence.

One comment

  1. Justice Stephen Kavuma is annoyingly predictable. Does he not know where surprises come from?

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