The courtroom episodes of controversial city lawyer Mabirizi Mabirizi Kiwanuka are not yet to end after the legal guru on Friday petitioned the government move to install mandatory trackers inside the vehicles of Ugandans.
Mabirizi contends that the move not only infringes the right to privacy but also grants government a chance to trail its opponents. Mabirizi’s petition comes after Security Minister Jim Muhwezi on behalf of government signed an MoU with a ghost Russian firm that shall take up the exercise. Mabirizi now says the mandatory trackers should not be installed without the consent of the motorists. He bases on this to pray for an injunction reversing the move.
“This court should issue a permanent injunction restraining any Uganda government official from implementing or acting on the strengths of the cabinet decision that effective July 2021, every motor vehicle and motorcycle shall be fitted with tracking devices at the owner’s cost,” Mabirizi notes. Mabirizi also challenges the idea of giving MPs UGX 200m for vehicles when the country is in its worst economic crisis impacted by the pandemic and lock down.
It should be recalled that in the aftermath of the attack on transport and works Minister, Gen. Katumba Wamala, president Museveni ordered a mandatory installation of trackerd in all motor vehicles and cycles of Ugandans.