The Prime Minister, Ms Robinah Nabbanja, has asked Ugandans and religious leaders to support President Museveni’s proposal to deny bail for people accused of capital offences.
President Museveni has since renewed his unpopular debate on scrapping of bail in which he seeks to make it hard for judges to release suspects of capital offences on bail before at least serving 180 days on remand.
Speaking during the Kampala Archdiocese Day celebrations at Rubaga Cathedral over the weekend, Ms Nabbanja said the issue of bail is of great concern and should be appreciated by everyone and not only the government.
Ms Nabbanja said the bail reform is aimed at reducing the power of the judges, murder cases and mob action.
Ms Nabanja said People really get angry, just imagine, someone kills the other and everyone gets to know, but because they have money, they look for ways of getting bail and return to the same village where they killed someone.
The Attorney General, Mr Kiryowa Kiwanuka, last month said the government is yet to decide on the final court bail amendment proposals that would be tabled before Parliament soon. END