Buganda Road Court has today dropped charges of inciting violence against former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader Dr. Kizza Besigye and 14 others after the state lost interest in the case.
They had been accused of making statements that were aimed at inciting violence when they stormed the heavily populated Kisekka market in Kampala ahead of the visit by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago in June last year.
Grade One Magistrate Alaari Muhirwa today dropped the charges on grounds that no single witness had been lined up by the prosecution to testify against the group since the matter was first presented to court, ten months ago.
The other suspects are Fred Kato (Besigye’s driver), Sam Mugumya (Besigye’s aide), Sylvester Aliganyira, Joseph Musisi, Ivan Sekamate, Sulaiman Ndiwalana and Patrick Amanyire. Others
include Brian Kasawuli, Ali Isingoma, Abubakari Kauma, Jackson Sebuliba, Swaibu Mujuzi, Sunday Senabulya and Musa Mugala.
Prosecution had alleged that on June 20, 2013, at various places within Kampala, Besigye and 14 others made statements calculated to incite violence against the public.