City lawyer Male Mabirizi drags President Museveni to High Court for appointing military officers to police ranks
Mabirizi contends that the President of Uganda neither has powers to appoint army officers into Uganda Police Force nor assign them police ranks.
Section 9 of the Police Act, mandates the Police Authority to advise the President on the appointment of the Inspector General of Police, the Deputy Inspector General of Police and recommend to the president appointments and promotions of police officers above the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police.
In the same suit, Mabirizi also wants court to declare that the recruitment, training, deployment and maintenance of the Local Defense Unit (LDU) is illegal.
He says that LDUs are not provided for anywhere in the constitution and should therefore be disbanded.