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Re: {UAH} Preventive arrest is illegal – Otafiire 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <div dir="ltr"><div><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> <p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="color:black">So now Otafiire is the only sane person left among M7's ministers? That is a whiff of fresh air.</span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="color:black">May be in the long run sanity will triumph by infecting the top Generals, but don't hold your breath. And by the way, given the prevailing madness, that is courageous. Remember Generals Tumwine and Gwanga fate?</span></p> </font><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 2:17 AM, john kwitonda <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:kwitonda4@gmail.com" target="_blank">kwitonda4@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br> <blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr">ha ha  alan, le thim shoot,so longer as he desnt kill anyone.The man is on his way to confession room of the churck.remember he tried the seminary first!</div> <div class="HOEnZb"><div class="h5"><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote"> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Allan <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:barigye.rugos@gmail.com" target="_blank">barigye.rugos@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;padding-left:1ex;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-width:1px;border-left-style:solid" class="gmail_quote"> <div dir="ltr">Mavi yakuku's mouth is now shooting at a tangent that is rarely allowed in NRM. Soon he will eat his vomit and claim &quot;I  was misunderstood by these &quot;mavi yakuku journalists&quot;<div>He will add on &quot;go to hell and stay right there. If you need transport I will offer &quot;</div> </div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM, john kwitonda <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:kwitonda4@gmail.com" target="_blank">kwitonda4@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br> <blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;padding-left:1ex;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-width:1px;border-left-style:solid" class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;line-height:18px;overflow:hidden;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"> <h1 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;width:auto;line-height:normal;font-family:Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,serif;font-size:31px;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;float:left;background-color:transparent"> <a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" href="http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=27486:preventive-arrest-is-illegal-otafiire&amp;catid=34:news&amp;Itemid=114" target="_blank">Preventive arrest is illegal – Otafiire</a></h1> </div><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" href="http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=category&amp;id=34:news&amp;layout=blog&amp;Itemid=114" target="_blank">News</a></span></p> <div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(102,102,102);text-transform:uppercase;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:0.85em;vertical-align:baseline"> <div style="margin:8px 12px 4px 0px;padding:5px 0px;outline:0px;border:currentColor;font-size:10px;vertical-align:baseline;float:left;background-color:transparent"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;clear:both;vertical-align:baseline;float:left;background-color:transparent">THURSDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2013 22:04</span></div> <span style="border-width:0px 0px 0px 1px;margin:8px 12px 4px 0px;padding:5px 0px 5px 12px;outline:0px;font-size:10px;vertical-align:baseline;border-left-color:rgb(224,224,224);border-left-style:solid;float:left;background-color:transparent">WRITTEN BY SADAB KITATTA KAAYA</span><div style="border-width:0px 0px 0px 1px;margin:8px 12px 4px 0px;padding:5px 0px 5px 12px;outline:0px;font-size:10px;vertical-align:baseline;border-left-color:rgb(224,224,224);border-left-style:solid;float:left;background-color:transparent"> <a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" href="http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=27486:preventive-arrest-is-illegal-otafiire&amp;catid=34:news&amp;Itemid=114#comments" target="_blank">2 COMMENTS</a></div> <div style="border-width:0px 0px 0px 1px;margin:8px 12px 4px 0px;padding:5px 0px 5px 12px;outline:0px;font-size:10px;vertical-align:baseline;border-left-color:rgb(224,224,224);border-left-style:solid;float:left;background-color:transparent"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:4px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;vertical-align:baseline;float:left;display:block;background-color:transparent"><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" title="E-mail" href="http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_mailto&amp;tmpl=component&amp;link=9169f39507aecbef1001b19b0511fb70ed715bf8" target="_blank"><img style="margin: 0px; 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padding: 0px; outline: 0px; border: currentColor; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;" alt="PDF"></a></span></div> <div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;clear:both;font-size:10px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"></div></div><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"> </p><div style="margin:0px 1em 0px 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;width:410px;text-align:center!important;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline;float:left;background-color:transparent"><img style="margin: 2px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; border: 1px solid black; vertical-align: baseline; float: left; background-color: transparent;" title="Justice minister, Kahinda Otafiire says preventive arrest is unconstitutional" border="0" width="410"><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:3px 0px 0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(102,102,102);clear:left;font-size:0.9em;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"> Justice minister, Kahinda Otafiire says preventive arrest is unconstitutional</p></div>Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire has again accused the police leadership of abusing the law when dealing with opposition politicians.<p> </p><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">Appearing before parliament's Human Rights Affairs committee today, Otafiire likened police's preventive arrest strategy to detention without trial, which is against the constitution.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">His statement followed a query by Aswa MP, Reagan Okumu.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">"Preventive arrest is not in our law books and if anyone is doing it, then he is doing it against the law; it is detention without trial which was scrapped," Otafiire said.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">The police have recently restricted the movements of former Forum for Democratic Change president Dr Kizza Besigye and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, on grounds that the duo was about to commit a crime.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">The restrictions have come after some opposition leaders, including the duo, championed public demonstrations against the political status quo since the 2011 elections. The police have often reacted by preventing the two leaders from leaving their homes under what they call preventive arrest.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">However, Otafiire says the police could soon suffer a barrage of lawsuits lodged by aggrieved politicians.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">"I don't know which law they were using, but my advice would be for those that felt inconvenienced to take up that matter in court against the police," he said.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">But police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said in an interview today that police follows the provisions of the criminal procedure code and the police act in enforcing preventive arrest, though she could not cite the specific provisions.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">"The bad thing is that I am not in office to quote the specific provisions in the law," she said.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">This is the second time in as many months that Otafiire has blasted the police over its handling of opposition politicians.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">"You really look at the way they are doing their things and you are left in shock. Why do you arrest a leader in such a manner yet he has done nothing illegal?" Otafiire wondered in a July interview with The Observer (<strong style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent">See:</strong> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" title="Justice minister blasts police for opposition politician's arrests" href="http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=26325:otafiire-blasts-police-on-besigye-lukwago-arrests&amp;catid=78:topstories&amp;Itemid=116" target="_blank">Otafiire blasts police on Besigye, Lukwago arrests</a>).</span></p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">Outside the committee Otafiire reaffirmed his attacks on the police, telling The Observer that the cops no longer respect the law.</p> <h3 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.5em;vertical-align:baseline">Legal services</h3><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"> Asked about the fallout between parliament and the Attorney General Peter Nyombi, Otafiire advised the House to procure a private firm to offer them legal services.</p><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"> "I think it is within the law, parliament is at liberty to acquire its own private lawyers," he said.</p><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"> MPs led by Alice Alaso (Serere Woman), Reagan Okumu (Aswa) and Godfrey Kiwanda (Mityana North) had asked whether Nyombi would still be considered parliament's legal representative given the antagonistic relationship he has had with parliament, particularly the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">"The Attorney General is not defending the institution of parliament but is instead moving cases against parliament. He is now a lawyer for NRM," Alaso charged.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">Parliament's grievance against Nyombi stemmed from a constitutional court petition filed in November last year, which cost the state at least Shs 12bn in costs.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">Nyombi has also clashed with the speaker over the contested expulsion from parliament of four MPs expelled from NRM. In both cases, the Attorney General sided with the petitioners instead of Parliament.<br> <br><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" href="mailto:sadabkk@observer.ug" target="_blank">sadabkk@observer.ug</a><span><font color="#888888"><br> </font></span></p><span><font color="#888888"> </font></span></div><span><font color="#888888"> <p></p> -- <br> UAH forum is devoted to matters of interest to Ugandans and Africans in general. 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Individuals are responsible for whatever they post on this forum.To unsubscribe from this group, send email to: <a href="mailto:ugandans-at-heart%2Bunsubscribe@googlegroups.com" target="_blank">ugandans-at-heart+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com</a> or Abbey Semuwemba at: <a href="mailto:abbeysemuwemba@gmail.com" target="_blank">abbeysemuwemba@gmail.com</a>.<br> </div></div></blockquote></div><br></div> <p></p> -- <br /> UAH forum is devoted to matters of interest to Ugandans and Africans in general. Individuals are responsible for whatever they post on this forum.To unsubscribe from this group, send email to: ugandans-at-heart+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com or Abbey Semuwemba at: abbeysemuwemba@gmail.com.<br /> <br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><div dir="ltr"><div><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> <p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="color:black">So now Otafiire is the only sane person left among M7's ministers? That is a whiff of fresh air.</span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt"><span style="color:black">May be in the long run sanity will triumph by infecting the top Generals, but don't hold your breath. And by the way, given the prevailing madness, that is courageous. Remember Generals Tumwine and Gwanga fate?</span></p> </font><font color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 2:17 AM, john kwitonda <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:kwitonda4@gmail.com" target="_blank">kwitonda4@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br> <blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr">ha ha  alan, le thim shoot,so longer as he desnt kill anyone.The man is on his way to confession room of the churck.remember he tried the seminary first!</div> <div class="HOEnZb"><div class="h5"><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote"> On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Allan <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:barigye.rugos@gmail.com" target="_blank">barigye.rugos@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;padding-left:1ex;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-width:1px;border-left-style:solid" class="gmail_quote"> <div dir="ltr">Mavi yakuku's mouth is now shooting at a tangent that is rarely allowed in NRM. Soon he will eat his vomit and claim &quot;I  was misunderstood by these &quot;mavi yakuku journalists&quot;<div>He will add on &quot;go to hell and stay right there. If you need transport I will offer &quot;</div> </div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM, john kwitonda <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:kwitonda4@gmail.com" target="_blank">kwitonda4@gmail.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br> <blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;padding-left:1ex;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-width:1px;border-left-style:solid" class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;line-height:18px;overflow:hidden;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"> <h1 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;width:auto;line-height:normal;font-family:Georgia,&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,Times,serif;font-size:31px;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;float:left;background-color:transparent"> <a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" href="http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=27486:preventive-arrest-is-illegal-otafiire&amp;catid=34:news&amp;Itemid=114" target="_blank">Preventive arrest is illegal – Otafiire</a></h1> </div><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" href="http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=category&amp;id=34:news&amp;layout=blog&amp;Itemid=114" target="_blank">News</a></span></p> <div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(102,102,102);text-transform:uppercase;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:0.85em;vertical-align:baseline"> <div style="margin:8px 12px 4px 0px;padding:5px 0px;outline:0px;border:currentColor;font-size:10px;vertical-align:baseline;float:left;background-color:transparent"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;clear:both;vertical-align:baseline;float:left;background-color:transparent">THURSDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2013 22:04</span></div> <span style="border-width:0px 0px 0px 1px;margin:8px 12px 4px 0px;padding:5px 0px 5px 12px;outline:0px;font-size:10px;vertical-align:baseline;border-left-color:rgb(224,224,224);border-left-style:solid;float:left;background-color:transparent">WRITTEN BY SADAB KITATTA KAAYA</span><div style="border-width:0px 0px 0px 1px;margin:8px 12px 4px 0px;padding:5px 0px 5px 12px;outline:0px;font-size:10px;vertical-align:baseline;border-left-color:rgb(224,224,224);border-left-style:solid;float:left;background-color:transparent"> <a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" href="http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=27486:preventive-arrest-is-illegal-otafiire&amp;catid=34:news&amp;Itemid=114#comments" target="_blank">2 COMMENTS</a></div> <div style="border-width:0px 0px 0px 1px;margin:8px 12px 4px 0px;padding:5px 0px 5px 12px;outline:0px;font-size:10px;vertical-align:baseline;border-left-color:rgb(224,224,224);border-left-style:solid;float:left;background-color:transparent"> <span style="margin:0px;padding:4px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;vertical-align:baseline;float:left;display:block;background-color:transparent"><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" title="E-mail" href="http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_mailto&amp;tmpl=component&amp;link=9169f39507aecbef1001b19b0511fb70ed715bf8" target="_blank"><img style="margin: 0px; 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padding: 0px; outline: 0px; border: currentColor; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;" alt="PDF"></a></span></div> <div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;clear:both;font-size:10px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"></div></div><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"> </p><div style="margin:0px 1em 0px 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;width:410px;text-align:center!important;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline;float:left;background-color:transparent"><img style="margin: 2px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; border: 1px solid black; vertical-align: baseline; float: left; background-color: transparent;" title="Justice minister, Kahinda Otafiire says preventive arrest is unconstitutional" border="0" width="410"><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:3px 0px 0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(102,102,102);clear:left;font-size:0.9em;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"> Justice minister, Kahinda Otafiire says preventive arrest is unconstitutional</p></div>Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire has again accused the police leadership of abusing the law when dealing with opposition politicians.<p> </p><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">Appearing before parliament's Human Rights Affairs committee today, Otafiire likened police's preventive arrest strategy to detention without trial, which is against the constitution.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">His statement followed a query by Aswa MP, Reagan Okumu.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">"Preventive arrest is not in our law books and if anyone is doing it, then he is doing it against the law; it is detention without trial which was scrapped," Otafiire said.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">The police have recently restricted the movements of former Forum for Democratic Change president Dr Kizza Besigye and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, on grounds that the duo was about to commit a crime.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">The restrictions have come after some opposition leaders, including the duo, championed public demonstrations against the political status quo since the 2011 elections. The police have often reacted by preventing the two leaders from leaving their homes under what they call preventive arrest.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">However, Otafiire says the police could soon suffer a barrage of lawsuits lodged by aggrieved politicians.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">"I don't know which law they were using, but my advice would be for those that felt inconvenienced to take up that matter in court against the police," he said.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">But police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said in an interview today that police follows the provisions of the criminal procedure code and the police act in enforcing preventive arrest, though she could not cite the specific provisions.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">"The bad thing is that I am not in office to quote the specific provisions in the law," she said.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">This is the second time in as many months that Otafiire has blasted the police over its handling of opposition politicians.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">"You really look at the way they are doing their things and you are left in shock. Why do you arrest a leader in such a manner yet he has done nothing illegal?" Otafiire wondered in a July interview with The Observer (<strong style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent">See:</strong> <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent"><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" title="Justice minister blasts police for opposition politician's arrests" href="http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=26325:otafiire-blasts-police-on-besigye-lukwago-arrests&amp;catid=78:topstories&amp;Itemid=116" target="_blank">Otafiire blasts police on Besigye, Lukwago arrests</a>).</span></p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">Outside the committee Otafiire reaffirmed his attacks on the police, telling The Observer that the cops no longer respect the law.</p> <h3 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:1.5em;vertical-align:baseline">Legal services</h3><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"> Asked about the fallout between parliament and the Attorney General Peter Nyombi, Otafiire advised the House to procure a private firm to offer them legal services.</p><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"> "I think it is within the law, parliament is at liberty to acquire its own private lawyers," he said.</p><p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline"> MPs led by Alice Alaso (Serere Woman), Reagan Okumu (Aswa) and Godfrey Kiwanda (Mityana North) had asked whether Nyombi would still be considered parliament's legal representative given the antagonistic relationship he has had with parliament, particularly the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">"The Attorney General is not defending the institution of parliament but is instead moving cases against parliament. He is now a lawyer for NRM," Alaso charged.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">Parliament's grievance against Nyombi stemmed from a constitutional court petition filed in November last year, which cost the state at least Shs 12bn in costs.</p> <p style="margin:1em 0px;padding:0px;outline:0px;border:0px currentColor;text-align:justify;line-height:18px;font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:12px;vertical-align:baseline">Nyombi has also clashed with the speaker over the contested expulsion from parliament of four MPs expelled from NRM. In both cases, the Attorney General sided with the petitioners instead of Parliament.<br> <br><a style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px currentColor;color:rgb(0,86,137);text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent" href="mailto:sadabkk@observer.ug" target="_blank">sadabkk@observer.ug</a><span><font color="#888888"><br> </font></span></p><span><font color="#888888"> </font></span></div><span><font color="#888888"> <p></p> -- <br> UAH forum is devoted to matters of interest to Ugandans and Africans in general. 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