After missing the swearing-in ceremony in May due to his imprisonment, James Mubiru of the National Unity Platform (NUP) has finally been sworn in as the Rubaga North councillor.
Fatumah Nabirye, City Hall Grade I Magistrate, presided over the ceremony.
Erias Lukwago, the Lord Mayor, presented him with instruments of power to assist him in carrying out his duties. The Constitution, the KCCA Act as amended, and the Local Governments Act were among them.
Lukwago greeted him as he returned from detention after receiving a temporary reprieve, thanking him for braving the storm as they continue to struggle for the liberation of all Ugandans.
Lukwago asked him to work as part of a team and to arm himself with the necessary information to speak with authority.
Following months of confinement, Mubiru was given temporary freedom by the General Court Martial last month.
On charges of unauthorised possession of military clothing, Mubiru was held at the Military Police Quarter Guard at Makindye Barracks.
He was accused of wearing a red beret, which the prosecution claims is a military monopoly.
The red beret, which has become synonymous with NUP, has been designated as official military apparel, making it illegal for non-military personnel to wear it.
According to a gazette issued September 18, 2019, the selling or wearing of any gear that mimics an army uniform is prohibited, and conviction could result in life imprisonment.
Hundreds of NUP supporters have been charged with identical allegations before the General Court Martial in the recent past.