Basalirwa seeks ULS and civil society organisation's involvement in Kyaligonza and Rukutana’s case

Asuman Basalirwa, the JEEMA chairperson, has argued Uganda Law Society together with Civil Society Organisations to act on the two top ranked government officials since the state is reluctant to take action.

Basalirwa has condemned Retired Maj Gen Matayo Kyaligonza, also the Uganda’s Envoy to Burundi and Deputy Attorney General, Mwesigwa Rukutana’s behaviours which made headlines this week. Saying it was unprofessional and a sign of indiscipline.

Gen Matayo Kyaligonza, was allegedly accused of assault after slapping Sgt Esther Namaganda. While his two Army body guards who are now under arrest were accused of manhandling a traffic officer on Sunday the 23rd of February 2019, in Seeta along Kampala-Jinja high way on their way to Mukono. Including a UBC journalist who was also slapped by Kyaligonza’s Army men.

This came after the traffic officer stopped them from making unlawful U-turn in the middle of the road.

And Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana insulted Justice Catherine Bamugemereire telling her to go hang herself or rather report him to God on Wednesday, 20 of February 2019, when he appeared before the land commission.

This came after Bamugemereire kicked Rukutana out of the land commission for disrespecting members of the commission and failure to explain how government arrived at Shs24 billions meant to compensate Dr Muhamad Kasasa over Mutungu land.

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Now, Basalirwa wants Justice Bamugemereire, chairperson land commission to summon Rukutana to explain Mutungo Land matters and also file an apology.

Basalirwa says Rukutanaa and Kyaligonza are not above the law, so they must account for their actions. Adding that being Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi does not mean he is immune while in Uganda. So, he must be prosecuted in courts of law.

In response to the petition, Simon Peter Kinobe, president Uganda Law Society (ULS) said these two parties are not above the law and if at all they get complaints from the victims over the matter, they are more than prepared to take action.