Bobi Wine

Buganda Road Court grade one Magistrate, Doreen Karungi, has adjourned the hearing of disobeying statutory case against Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine pending the disposal of the Constitutional petition filed before the Constitutional Court.

The adjournment follows defence lawyers led by Anthony Wameli who told court that they filed a constitutional matter before the Constitutional Court over the legality of his client’s pending criminal charges in relation to over the top tax (OTT).

According to the petition (filled in constitutional court) , Kyagulanyi wants Constitutional Court to determine whether the Public Management Act does not infringe on citizen’s right to assembly.

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The Magistrate however, directed the state to file written submissions in regard to the Wine’s petition in a bid to deliver her ruling on March 24, 2020.

Wameli said it will be unfair for the court to continue trying him on charges of disobedience of statutory duty that stem from the Public Order Management Act 2013, which is being challenged by the Uganda Law society.

His co-accused include; Julius Katongole, his brother Nyanzi Fred Sentamu, David Lule and Edward Sebuufu commonly known as Eddie Mutwe.

They charges of disobedience of statutory duty when in July 11, 2018 he held a public meeting that protested the mobile money and social media tax, without notifying police contrary to provisions of the Public Order Management Act.