Bigirwa released unconditionally

By Sania Babirye

The Law Development council LDC has ordered that opposition Democratic party youth member and political pressure group people power activist Moses Bigirwa be released unconditionally.

Grade one magistrate Roselyn Nsenge made the order on grounds that the law of Publication of false news is no longer in existence since the supreme court nullified it.

However, state led by Roselyn Kipora has asked the matter to be adjourned to seek the Director of public prosecutions opinion on the matter.

But Bigirwa’s lawyers led by Samuel Muyizi Asuman Basalirwa and Paul Kakande have raised an objection saying the case should either be closed or have the matter referred to the constitutional court for interpretation.

The magistrate has now adjourned the matter to the 28th of January 2019 to rule on whether or not to have the matter referred and ordered both parties to make written submissions.

On Friday the 4th of January, grade one magistrate Roslyn Nsenge remanded Bigirwa to Luzira government prison after charging him with inciting the public and giving false information in relation to allegations he allegedly made while appearing on a talk show over Ugandan Musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine
He was arrested on the 29th of December in Kawempe after a talk show on Top radio in which he is accused of having incited the masses and gave false information by alleging that the ruling NRM government intended to kill people power Movement leader and also Member of parliament for Kyadondo East Robert Kyagulanyi during the Arua by election which left the MPs driver shot dead.

He was first detained at Kawempe police station and later transferred to Wandegeya police station before being brought in court on Friday to be officially charged due to pressure from the opposition.
According to prosecution the alleged false utterances were meant to instill fear in the public.