Kabale Court Dismisses 4GC Case

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They were dragged to court by the state for inciting violence during a public rally at Kabale Municipal stadium in 2012. Four police officers were injured in the clashes and police vehicles vandalised.

The Kabale Chief Magistrate's court has dismissed a case in which former For God and My Country (4GC) activists were accused of inciting violence.

The activists include Dr Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, Ingrid Turinawe, Roland Kaginda, Rukungiri Municipality MP, Kawempe South MP, Mubarak Munyagwa and Democratic Party Vice President in Charge of Western Uganda, Imam Makumbi.

They were dragged to court by the state for inciting violence against during a public rally at Kabale Municipal stadium in 2012.  Four police officers were injured in the clashes and police vehicles vandalised.

In the ruling on Friday, read by the Kabale Grade One Magistrate Stella Mwali, the state failed to produce sufficient evidence to pin the activists. None of the activists were in court.

Shortly after the ruling, the activists' lawyer Justus Muhangi of Muhangi and Company advocates says that his clients' rights had been violated.

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 Leopold Twesigye, one of Turinawe's sureties to welcomed the court ruling.
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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.