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Family wants SK Mbuga’s wife produced in court

Angella Chebet Vivienne, the wife of socialite SK Mbuga (L) in strict police custody at Katwe police station since February 14, 2019 (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The family to the wife of Mr. Sulaiman Kabangala Mbuga alias SK Mbuga has run to the High Civil division seeking for orders to have her presented in any courts of law.

Ms. Angella Vivienne Chebet’s family through their lawyers of Wamimbi Advocates and Solicitors on Tuesday February 26 filed an habeas corpus application in court seeking for orders to compel the security agencies present her in court.

The respondents in this case include the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola, his assistant Grace Akullo, Director of Public Prosecutions Mike Chibita, Attorney General William Byaruhanga and other five junior police officers.

Mr. Samuel Mukasa the brother to Ms. Chebet swore an affidavit on her behalf since she is being in strict police custody at Katwe police station since February 14, 2019 when she was arrested.

He says that Ms. Chebet was transferred to Kira police station on February 15 where she has since been detained to date without being brought before a competent court to be charged which is grossly beyond the mandatory 48 hours detention as allowed by law.

Mukasa says that the continued detention, affects Ms. Chebet’s constitutional right to personal liberty which is being violated under the guise of protracted investigations yet she had secured an order for unconditional release issued by the chief magistrate’s court of Kira.

Mr. Mukasa  avers that the said order was cleared by the Human Rights and Legal Affairs Department of the Uganda Police and forwarded to the direct CID for due compliance however the respondent’s agents at Kibuli CID never complied with the said order.

Court documents indicate that Ms. Chebet is a mother to two children of tender age of two and three years who have been without their mother for the past eleven days yet their other parent Sulaiman Mbugu is already incarcerated out of the jurisdiction.

Chebet is wanted in Sweden on a case of defrauding 53m Krona (about Shs20.9billion) from her Swedish boyfriend Sten Heinsoo

The application has been fixed for hearing on February 27 before Justice Musa Sekaana.

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