Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has Thursday secured bail for events and music promoter Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo of Bajjo Events at Buganda Road Magistrates Court.
“It’s a pleasure seeing Bajjo Eventz Clear Process regain his freedom after securing a cash bail of UgX 4m,” Lukwago said.
He said the case is now set down for hearing on July 25th with President Museveni expected to take to the witnesses stand to show how he was angered and offended by Bajjo’s statements.
The trial magistrate Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis concurred Lukwago’s submission saying bail is a constitutional right but retained the original national IDs of the 3 sureties.
The sureties are Abbey Musinguzi also an Events Promoter aka Abitex, Aloysius Matovu Kiiza, an employee of Buganda Broadcasting Services (BBS TV) and Democratic Party activist Moses Bigirwa.
The Magistrate bonded them Shs20 million non-cash each.
State prosecutor Patricia Cingtho had objected to his bail application saying he would interfere with investigations if freed.
After securing his bail, Lukwago set off to New York for the Global Mayors’ Migration Council’s Leadership Board retreat at the UN High level political forum on Sustainable Development Goals.
The leadership Board retreat is fully facilitated and funded by the US-based Open society foundations.
Bajjo, now out of prison, is charged with offensive communication and inciting violence.
Prosecution alleges that Bajjo in June 2019 at various places in Masaka, Kampala and Ibanda incited violence in the public against the person of the President.
Prosecution further states that in the same areas, Bajjo disobediently and repeatedly with intent to disturb the person and privacy of the President, recorded a video and posted it on social media containing provocative messages.
In the recording, Bajjo allegedly threatened to overthrow government before 2021 general elections.