Elina Mary Khainza, the Buganda court Grade one magistrate has set June 21, 2012 as the date for hearing the case of inciting violence and disturbance of peace against 15 members of the banned Activists for Change-A4C. Khainza set the date this morning after state prosecution led by Nelly Asiku, informed court that police investigations into the case were complete.
Asiku asked court to grant them more time to present witnesses to pin the suspects. Some of the key suspects include Kiiza Besigye, the FDC leader, Erias Lukwago, Kampala Lord Mayor, Mubaraka Munyagwa, the Kawempe Divisional Mayor, Kampala Woman MP Nabiliah Nagayi, and Ingrid Turinawe, the IPC women league chairperson. Others are Harold Kaija, Robert Kavuma, Mohammed Ssebugwawo, Kintu Yoweri, Hanifah Nakitende, Abdu Mutwalib Kayondo, Malik Nsubuga, Ismail Kirya and Hajj Twalib Kakande.
It is alleged that on March 21 between Kafumba Mukasa, Ben Kiwanuka, Kampala and Namirembe roads, the suspects incited members of the public against police leading to the murder of Assistant Inspector-AIP of Police John Michael Ariong. He was hit to death by a blunt object that is suspected to have been thrown from one of the flats where the activists were leading a procession.
According to the charge sheet, the state further alleges that the accused persons managed an unlawful society that led to the injuring of AIP Wabwire andPolice Constable Julius Olweng in line of duty. The state also alleges that the accused persons on the same date formed an unlawful society to disrupt peace and order. The suspects were represented by Ernest Kalibala.