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Museveni insists on law against granting bail

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Sheria (The Law Forum)' started by ByaseL, Jul 21, 2011.

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    President Museveni has insisted on introducing legislation in Parliament whose effect will be to scrap the constitutional right to bail for certain offences.

    Mr Museveni told NRM party MPs during a caucus retreat at State House, Entebbe, on Tuesday that the proposed law, which several MPs have already promised to oppose, is intended to ensure peace and stability.

    The President said unless the government prevails over demonstrators and criminals, there will not be development in the country. His proposal would see people accused of the as-yet-undefined crime of economic sabotage, participating in demonstrations, committing murder, defilement, rape and treason denied bail.

    “We need development in the country which can only be achieved through a stable country. A country that is free from demonstrators,” President Museveni reportedly said.


    “We have to urgently work on the law by putting such people in incarceration for six months and I need that report,” Mr Museveni reportedly said.


    Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was tasked by the caucus to head the sub-committee that is studying the pros and cons of the controversial proposal.
     
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    Typical of dictators kishaona watu wamemchoka na discontent zimeanza sasa anaamua kujimahi.
     
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    Museveni's insistence on denying bail to demonstrators is evidence that the clear thinker who came from the bush with democracy and human rights credentials has now lost his tools for social analysis. He has a blurred vision of his strategic priorities. Instead he is grappling with survival tactics. He is sacrificing his democracy credentials at the altar of uninterrupted,undisturbed governance. Now to "resist" by demonstrations and civil disobedience is comparable to treason,murder,rape, and robbery with violence. To err is human,but his errors this time smell of absolute corruption by power. It is a sad development for what came in as a good breath of fresh air.
     
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