The Intelligent “lumpen” and People Power hooligan David Lewis Rubongoya has written a strong critic of the DPP and its office following recent withdraw of interest in the Ronald Ssebulime murder case. Here it is verbatim;
Once again, Ronald Sebulime- a man who was murdered on handcuffs, will not get justice. Perhaps, until the present system is overhauled!
Once again, the law has sided with the mighty against the weak. A few months ago, the DPP took over a case instituted by relatives of the dead man- ostensibly to manage the case better! In his characteristic style, he waited for the storm to settle.
Although his motive was clear from the start, he waited for people to forget about Sebulime and start talking about fresh murders. He waited for the relatives of the dead man to cope with their loss and settle into the reality of living without him. He waited for news headlines to move on to Ziggy and to Nagirinya and to Merina Tumukunde. He waited for an opportune time and then he struck.
Nolle prosequi- the state has lost interest in the case! Charges against the powerful minister dropped- the minister who snubbed police summons and came out to arrogantly say the deceased man deserved what he got! Once again, the system has proven that it is powerful enough to protect its own!
The same DPP who has been inventing new charges and piling them on politicians who were tortured and bartered by the state in Arua. As ridiculous charges are being coined against those who oppose the system, charges of the most serious nature are being dropped against those who eat and dine with the system. Anyway, below is an excerpt from an article I wrote in June last year.
“Over the years, the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has been one of the most abused and misused offices in this Republic. It has been used to prosecute (or persecute) political opponents; to charge innocent people at the whims (or direction) of the Police, and to drop serious charges against the high and mighty without any lawful justification…”
“…The present leadership took it a notch higher;- private citizens bring up charges against the powerful, the DPP takes over the case presumably to handle it better, only for him to drop the charges with impunity! If you are a political activist or unknown poor private citizen, they oppose your bail application as if their life depends on it. If you are cherished, treasured or able to oil the system, they quickly concede to your bail application. Article 120(5) of Uganda’s Constitution provides that in exercising his or her powers, the DPP shall have regard to the public interest, the interest of the administration of justice and the need to prevent abuse of legal process. Clause 6 says that the DPP shall not be subject to the direction or control of any person or authority. The current DPP has done exactly the opposite of what these provisions command.”