James Mubiru of the National Unity Platform (NUP) has been finally sworn in as the Rubaga North councillor having missed the swearing- in ceremony in May because he was in jail.
The ceremony was presided over by the City Hall Grade I Magistrate Fatumah Nabirye.
The Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago handed to him instruments of power to guide him in the execution of his duties. These included; the Constitution, KCCA Act as amended and the Local Governments Act.
Lukwago welcomed him back from the detention after gaining temporary reprieve and thanked him for weathering the storm as they continue with the fight to ensure that all Ugandans are liberated.
Lukwago asked him to be a team player and equip himself with the requisite knowledge to speak from an informed point of view.
Last month, the General Court Martial granted Mubiru temporary freedom, following months of detention.
Mubiru was remanded at the Military Police Quarter Guard at Makindye Barracks on charges of unlawful possession of military attire.
He was accused of donning a red beret which according to prosecution, is a monopoly of the armed forces.
The red beret, a signature headgear for NUP, was designated as official military clothing, a move that bans its use by people who do not belong to the armed forces.
In line with the gazette dated September 18, 2019, the sale or wearing of any attire which resembles the army uniform was banned and could lead to life imprisonment upon conviction.
In the recent past, dozens of NUP supporters have been charged before the General Court Martial on similar charges.