By; Ben Musanje
05th August 2019
Police have banned political party colours, bottles and any other objects that could be used to inflict harm in courts of law.
This follows the Friday Court fracas when Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Gradis Kamasanyu was delivering her sentence to the Makerere University Researcher and Social Media Critic Dr. Stella Nyanzi. The judgment was passed at Buganda road court while the accused was in Luzira prisons via video conferencing a system which angered her supporters, turned rowdy and threw water bottles at the magistrate however security officers managed to arrest 6 men.
Addressing the media at Naguru, the Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that Counter Terrorism Police have strengthened the checking exercise at all entry points of courts to avoid a similar incident.
He further says that they have retrieved CCTV camera footages from court to identify and prosecute all those people involved in this kind of hooliganism.
Enanga revealed that the charge sheet was ready for the 6 members who are alleged to have turned the court into a market place all from the opposition political party FDC Simon Wanyera, Waiswa Abdalla, Augustine Ojobire, Kabali Joel, Fatuma Zainah and Katumba Moses at the same time the party women league leader Ingrid Tulinawe was also arrigned in court and remanded until August 16th for injuring police officers as he demanded to see the suspects.
Meanwhile the Police disciplinary tribunal has demoted a Police officer Francis Okullo who is attached to the Police Human Resource Administration (HRA) Directorate from Sergeant (Sgt) to Corporal (Cpl) after finding him guilty of tempering with the list of Probation Police Constables-PPC recruits changing successful applicants to accommodate people who failed the basic tests and opted to bribery.