By Ivan Mwine
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as pardoned 79 prisoners who have been serving sentences at various prisons around the country.
The Presidential Pardon, which is bestowed up the President by the Constitution through the Prerogative of Mercy, will see the 79 beneficiaries walk free very soon.
President Museveni’s letter about pardoning the said prisoners reads in part thus;
“In exercise of the power vest in me under Article 121 (1) (a) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995 as amended and on the advice of the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy, I hereby grant pardon to the persons below on public health and humanitarian grounds,”