By Stephen Kasozi Muwambi
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Jane Frances Abodo has asked to take over the Soroti rally case of Gen Kainerugaba Muhoozi, raising fears that the prosecution of the First Son is likely going to be sabotaged.
Each time Jane Frances Abodo has taken over a privately instituted case involving a high-profile figure, she has ended up likely dropping the charges.
Since the courts always give the green light to the DPP’s requests to take over cases, this website wrote a piece challenging the judiciary that Muhoozi’s case was a litmus to prove their spine.
Now that the DPP has asked to take over the case, all eyes are on the judiciary to see if they are going to kowtow to the request without questioning what the motives of Abodo could be.
This case questions Muhoozi’s continued political rallies yet he is a serving military officer.
The case appears likely justified since officers like Muhoozi such as Gen David Sejusa and Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde were prosecuted in the past over engaging in politics.
Muhoozi’s Soroti rally was conducted in a public place yet no police officer dared to stop him and yet opposition rallies have been broken up over the same issue of holding them in public places.
Case in point, people like Dr. Kiiza Besigye and Samuel Lubega Mukaaku are being prosecuted currently over the same issue of holding rallies in public places.
At the same time as warrants of arrest are being issued against ailing people like Mohammed Ssegirinnya, two earlier cases against Muhoozi have never been heard never mind that they have been lying with the courts of law for some time now.
All that we have been writing helps perhaps to highlight the selective prosecution that is being practised by the police, DPP plus the courts of law.
Come September, 27, the judiciary will rule on whether to permit or not the DPP to take over the Soroti rally case against Muhoozi and parliament speaker, Annet Annita Among.
Recall, that the DPP is still smarting from her failure to prosecute Among, Vice President, Jessica Alupo, Premier, Robinah Nabbanja and Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija in the iron sheets saga.
Yet Abodo prosecuted Dr Gorrette Kitutu, Amos Lugoloobi and Agnes Nanduttu.