Mbarara Mock Funeral case stalls as Prosecutors fail to turn up in Court

Posted: 2018-08-22T12:37:33Z Read: 1,968 times
Mbarara Mock Funeral case stalls as Prosecutors fail to turn up in Court

A case in which three young men are accused of holding a mock funeral for President Museveni has been adjourned after prosecution failed to show up at court.


The case was adjourned to September 27th by Mbarara Grade One Magistrate's Court presided over by Sanyu Mukzasa. The troubled trio is 20-year-old Albert Nangumya, a former student at Bishop Stuart University, Rodgers Asiimwe 26, and 32-year-old Maxi Muhumuza.


They are accused of holding a procession with a coffin with an inscription "Rest in Peace Museveni," together with the portrait of President Museveni, the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, General Kahinda Otafiire and several Members of Parliament. This happened in Mbarara in 2017.


They were protesting against the amendment of Article 102(b) of the 1995 Constitution, which put a cap on the age of the person holding the office of the president at 75 years.


This morning, Mukasa adjourned the case after the prosecutors who were supposed to present witnesses failed to turn up. 


One of the defendants Nangumya says that the case has been adjourned several times and there is need for the trial to be heard hurriedly.