LAWYERS AND ACTIVISTS DISAGREE WITH MUSEVEN’S PUSH TO THROW BAIL.

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The chief Justice and the members of the NRM parliamentary caucus also disagreed with the president.

Legal experts and Human Rights activists have dismissed president Museven’s push to scrap court bail for suspected captital offenders and renew the mandatory death penalty for convicted murders.

In a televised address on Friday, President Museven expressed his determination to scrap court bail for suspected captital offenders and reinstate the mandatory death penalty despite having disagreed with the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo on the same subject and the members of the NRM, parliamentary caucus Last week.

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President Museven’s argument based on the assertion that lenient sentences such as life imprisonment have encouraged crime in Uganda and bail provisions leave the victims clamouring for justice.

In his last nation address on Friday, Museven said, “people have been killed and instead of defending them, you are defending the criminals,” “it is life for life and a tooth for a tooth unless you are forgiven for some reason. No impunity”.

“We are therefore continuing to discuss this, no one will stop us, all stakeholders are discussing about the bail issue, we shall discuss it and get a solution.” he added.

 

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