Justice Musota to hear Dr. Besigye and Nduhura wrangles

Justice Stephen Musota has been allocated to hear the defamation case filed in 2012 by a senior army officer Lt.Col.NdahuraAtwookiBirakuRataku against Dr. Kiiza Besigye and his sister Dr. Olive Kobusingye.

On Tuesday 20th Oct/2015 Principal Judge Yorokam Bamwine failed to mediate the two parties in the case, and directed that it should be heard on merit, after Dr. Besigye refused to retract the alleged defamatory statements unless Ndahura first withdrew the case from court.

Ndahura accuses the duo of making false and malicious statements against him in relation to the 2001 general elections in Rukungiri District.

They allegedly stated that Nduhura who by then was a Captain and head of the PPU unit; is responsible for committing several atrocities in Rukungiri including the death of a one Baronda.

The said statements were published in 2009 in then Weekly Observer Newspaper.

Justice Musota has fixed the matter for hearing on 9th December 2015