Retired Supreme Court judge, Prof George Wilson Kanyeihamba is set to file a petition challenging President Museveni’s move to scrap the right to bail for capital offenders.
Through his lawyers led by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Kanyeihamba said that the president no longer governs the country under the law.
Addressing the media in Kampala yesterday, the retired judge said that President Museveni should first withdraw Uganda from all international treaties that guarantee bail globally, if he wants to continue pushing his agenda.
In his argument against bail, President Museveni has said that suspected murderers cannot be granted bail hurriedly when victims are dead, family members and friends aggrieved.
A number of stakeholders, lawyers and political analysts however criticized the move saying that the right to apply for bail is fundamental. END