• Wed. Sep 21st, 2022

Uganda: Prove Museveni has a valid driver’s license – Lawyer Mabirizi asks government

Controversial lawyer Male Mabirizi has written to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport asking for a copy of President Museveni’s driving licence.

In a January 24, 2022 request, Mabirizi wrote to the ministry’s permanent secretary requesting that a copy of the president’s valid driver’s license be provided to him.

“I speak to you in my capacity as a civically active Ugandan with a civic duty under Article (1)(d) of the Constitution to protect and preserve public property and with a right to fundamental man inherent under Section 41 of the Ugandan Constitution 1995 and Section 5 of the Access to Information Act 2005 to access information held by public officials,” Mabirizi wrote.

According to the lawyer, he has seen Museveni driving government vehicles on several occasions, but he is “disqualified from obtaining a driver’s license” in view of the probable impairment of his vision caused by his advanced age.

The lawyer says that if Museveni has a valid driving licence, he has committed a crime under section 58 (1) of the Traffic and Road Safety Act which states that a person who does not have the right to obtain a driver’s license and who is found with a driver’s license commits an offence.

“If he does not have a license then he has committed an offense under section 35(1) of the Traffic and Road Safety Act which states that a person shall not drive any class of motor vehicle unless you are in possession of a copy of the valid driver’s license for this vehicle punishable by six months’ imprisonment,” says Mabirizi.

The controversial lawyer says that by asking for Museveni’s driver’s license, he intends to bring criminal charges against him for illegally driving sensitive government vehicles.

“I must remind you that the law gives you a maximum period of 21 days to respond, failing which you may face separate criminal proceedings for concealing a file”, warned Mabirizi the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Works. public.

Recently, Mabirizi took the leader of the National Unity Platform, Robert Kyagulanyi, to court for fraudulently obtaining a driver’s license.