A week after he officially assumed office, Uganda’s new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita on Thursday laid out his short and long term work plans for the next two years before the media.
Top on his agenda is to oppose bail to major offenses like murder, rape, aggravated defilement, among others.
Mr Chibita, who was addressing his first ever press conference at Workers House in Kampala upon assuming office last Monday, explained that opposing bail to hard core criminals would be intended to deter them from circulating in society and causing more harm.
During the question and answer session, Mr Chibita promised not to yield to executive political pressure but rather to follow and uphold the Constitution as demanded.
This was after a journalist posed a question to him on whether he will yield to executive political pressure to sanction flimsy charges against opposition politicians.
The question to Mr Chibita came at the back-drop of accusations by several opposition politicians including Dr Kizza Besigye, who had accused the out-going DPP Richard Buteera of being ‘used’ by President Museveni to bring flimsy charges against them just to frustrate their political career.
Chibita said he had sworn to uphold the Constitution and this is what he would do.