2. The Applicant, Mr Samwel Mukira Mohochi, is a citizen of the Republic of Kenya and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. In this Reference he is also introduced as “an accomplished human rights defender”. He is represented by two Counsel; Mr Mbugua Mureithi wa Nyambura and Mr Donald Deya. 3. The Respondent is the Attorney General of the Republic of Uganda, who is the Chief Legal Advisor to the Government of Uganda, and is being sued on behalf of the Government of Uganda. Representing the Respondent is Ms Peruth Nshemereirwe, State Counsel and Ms Maureen Ijang, State Attorney. 4. When this Reference was filed, the Secretary General of the East African Community had been impleaded as the 2nd Respondent but after the filing, by a Notice of Withdrawal filed in the Registry on the 4th October 2011, the Applicant withdrew the Second Respondent from the Reference. BACKGROUND 5. The Applicant travelled to Uganda from Kenya on 13th April 2011 on a Kenya Airways flight. He was part of a 14-member-delegation of the International Commission of Jurists- Kenya Chapter (ICJ Kenya) scheduled to meet The Chief Justice of Uganda, the Honourable Mr Justice Benjamin Odoki, on the 14th April 2011. The whole delegation was on the same flight. On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, at 9.00am the Applicant was not allowed beyond the Immigration checkpoint in the Airport. REFERENCE NO.5 OF 2011      Page 2 

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