Demonstrating MUK Students Remanded to Luzira

The accused persons addressing a press conference earlier last week

Buganda Road chief magistrate Jamson Karemani has charged and remanded four Makerere University students accused of participating in a demonstration advocating for re-opening of Makerere University.

The students namely Kato Paul, view Ainebyona Ronald, Kahigi Edmund and Waswa Crispus were charged with taking part in unlawful assembly Contrary Section 65 and 66 of the Penal code Act, to which they pleaded to not guilty

These through their lawyer Adam Kyomuhendo presented 8 sureties and asked court to release them on a non cash bail since they are students who are not employed anywhere.

Magistrate Karemani however denied them bail, faulting the sureties for failing to produce in court tallying documents which he said would make it difficult to tress them in case the accused absconded.

The four were remanded to Luzira prison until 17th November for hearing of this case.

Prosecution alleges that the 4 accused persons on 17th November along Namirembe with a common purpose caused fear and bleach of peace in the area


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