Court in Mbarara has granted bail NRM subscribing youths who were arrested in demonstration by police on July 6th.
The youths who are sternly opposed to the removal of the Presidential age limit from the constitution, were found carrying a coffin with an inscription “Rest in Peace Museveni,” and a portrait mocking President Yoweri Museveni, the Constitutional Affairs’ Minister Kahinda Otafiire and NRM parliamentarians, as corpses in Kijungu, Mbarara.
The 3 are; Rogers Asiimwe (26) a presenter at Link FM Mbarara, Herbert Nangumya(20), a 2nd year student at Bishop Stuart University and Max Muhumuza (36) a self-professed spokesperson of Ankole Kingdom.
The 3 who were remanded at Kyamugorani Prison in Mbarara were first brought to court on 20th but the Grade one magistrate court presided over by Sanyu Mukasa denied them bail.
The suspects were brought to court again at 9am this morning and the Magistrate Sanyu Mukasa read charges to them which include sedition, which attracts a maximum 5 year sentence.
She also heard the suspects’ defense lawyer Jadison Agaba of Agaba & Ahimbisibwe advocates who pleaded for the release of the youths since some of them were students.
Sanyu accepted the release but asked them each to pay shs 1.5 M cash and put them on a Shs 1Million bond.
She also asked them to reappear in court on 11th August for further hearing.
However, by publication only Abert Nangumya had so far managed to raise the 1.5M cash and was released while Rogers Asiimwe and Max Muhumuza were taken back to prison until they found the money.