Uganda court charges 3 lawmakers with treason for stoning Museveni’s convoy

Uganda court charges 3 lawmakers with treason for stoning Museveni's convoy

A court in Uganda has charged three lawmakers with treason for stoning the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni.

Reports say five MPs in total were arrested in the moments following the attack on convoy with three of those including, Kassiano Wadri, appearing in court and were charged with dozens of other co-accused in a magistrate’s court in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu.

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The accused “with intent to do harm to the person of the president … unlawfully aimed and threw stones thereby hitting and smashing the rear windscreen of the presidential car” the charge sheet read in court on Thursday in Gulu said.

President Museveni had travelled to campaign for a ruling party candidate contesting in a parliamentary by-election, when his convoy was attacked with the vehicle carrying him having its rear wind screen smashed.


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