‘Real corruption walkers’ out on bail

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A group of the accused persons that has appeared before Grade one Magistrate Marion Mangeni

Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has Thursday released thirteen activists who were arrested for staging a protest against corruption.

They are; Faridah Bikobere,  Yiga Muzafalu, Sharon Kemigisha  Joan Nakiyemba,   Saad Mukooli , Jackson Ssemwanga  and Ferdinand Lutta. While those who appeared before Amabilis are Ashraf Lukwago, Badru Kaweesi, Jimmy Gafaayo Richard Kizito , Godfrey Tumukunde and Shailock Nayesiga shailock.

The “Real Anti-corruption Walk” activists were granted bail after presenting sureties to the satisfaction of the court.

Activists in court

They were last week remanded by Grade One Magistrates, Marion Mangeni and Stella Maris Amabilis on charges of disobedience of lawful orders.

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Prosecution led by Ivan Kyazze told court that on January 13th, 2020 on Kampala and Entebbe Roads, the accused persons contravened sections 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act.

Activists outside court after their release

Kyazze claimed that the group held a public meeting in disregard of the laid down procedures in the Public Order Management Act when they refused to coordinate and cooperate with Police to ensure that all participants are unarmed and peaceful.

Kyazze explained that Police advised the suspects to abandon the protest, since they hadn’t informed police in vain.

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