The High Court in Kampala under Lady Justice Lydia Mugambe has ordered the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) to produce opposition Democratic Party (DP) youth leader, Briens Robert Rukumbuka to court without fail on March 13, 2019.
The former deputy National youth leader of the Democratic Party is said to have been arrested in August, 2018 and later transferred to a CMI detention in Mbuya.
According to the court order dated, March 6, CMI must produce Rukumbuka before court on March 13 at 9:30am to show cause why he should not be released.
Addressing the media on Tuesday, the DP party Spokesperson, Kenneth Paul Kakande noted that the court order follows efforts by the party to have their member accorded due justice.
“As law abiding citizens, we have petitioned court and court has granted an order of habeas corpus – an order compelling CMI to produce Rukumbuka whether alive or dead,” said Kakande.
“We hope that this time round, government will give respect to orders of court and the same will be complied with,” he told reporters.
Last year, the DP Party President, Norbert Mao told the media that they received information from officials in CMI that Rukumbuka was being held on orders from their counterparts in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Reports have it that Rukumbuka who is said to have a duo citizenship was involved in rebel activities in DRC.
Mao refuted all the allegations noting that Rukumbuka has for long been an active member of the opposition DP and a royal member of the Rwenzururu Kingdom.