Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Speaker of Parliament, Annet Anita Among, and her deputy, Thomas Tayebwa have been dragged to court by lawyer Male Mabirizi around the allegation of orchestrating an illegal assembly in Teso.
The filing took place at Kumi Chief Magistrates Court on a recent Friday. Within the case documents, there are an additional 21 individuals accused, among them Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, State Minister for Education and Sports, Peter Ogwang, as well as Members of Parliament from both Teso and various other parts of the nation.
The basis of this case originates from the occurrences on a preceding Monday, during which Muhoozi, Tayebwa, and a group of leaders invited by Among, held public rallies that drew large crowds in the Kachumbala and Kongunga sub-counties within Bukedea district.
Mabirizi’s contention is that the accused group, operating under the banner of MK Movement/MK Army, arranged, supervised, and addressed a political gathering in which political speeches and actions were conducted.
He charges the group with orchestrating an illegal assembly, which contradicts Sections 56 and 57 of the Penal Code Act.
Additionally, there are allegations of conspiring to commit a major crime, as per Sections 180 of the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces Act, 2005, and Section 390 of the Penal Code Act.
Further accusations include improper conduct by these officials, actions that undermine order and discipline, noncompliance with legal responsibilities, causing a public disturbance, and conspiracy to commit minor offenses.
Mabirizi is also requesting the court to issue criminal summons against the accused individuals.
He contends that these rallies disrupted local business activities and the movement of both people and their belongings, as roads were blocked in areas like Bukedea, Kumi, and Soroti.
Muhoozi, who also holds the position of Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, is an active member of the UPDF (Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces) and has been touring various regions in the country, presumably as part of his efforts to potentially succeed President Yoweri Museveni in the upcoming 2026 general elections.
His two-day journey to the Teso sub-region was characterized by heightened security presence, which resulted in restrictions on the movement of citizens, particularly in Soroti City.
On a subsequent Tuesday, Mabirizi presented another legal case against Among at the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala, this time on the grounds of alleged money laundering.
Mabirizi is raising questions regarding the source of Among’s substantial property acquisitions, valued in billions of Ugandan shillings, during her seven-year tenure as a Member of Parliament for the Bukedea district.
Furthermore, Mabirizi has lodged another case at the Criminal Division Court in Kampala, this time accusing Muhoozi and seven co-defendants of causing a public nuisance.