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President Has A Right to Express Views on Bail Reforms-Justice Owiny-Dollo

President Yoweri Museveni

Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has said that President Museveni has a right to express his views on bail reforms.

In an interview in Kitgum Municipality, Dollo says that there is nothing wrong with Museveni expressing his views as a citizen and an elected leader, contrary to the debate it has garnered among Ugandans.

Museveni’s back to back statements recently calling for the scrapping of bail and police bond for capital offenders has sparked wide condemnation from a section of lawmakers and human rights defenders in the country.

Museveni said that bail is “provocative” and “interferes” with the investigation.

Justice Dollo however says the President is only selling his ideas to the Parliament.

He notes that once Parliament takes the idea and amends the law, the judiciary will implement it but only when it doesn’t contravene any provision in the constitution.

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