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Besigye, Mukaaku case adjourned to September 2nd

Besigye, Mukaaku in court. File Photo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Asuman Muhumuza has postponed the hearing of the case in which Dr. Kiza Besigye and Samuel Lubega Mukaaku are accused of inciting violence to 2nd September.

Dr. Kiiza Besigye, the leader of the “red card front” and Samuel Lubega Mukaaku, former MP aspirant in June were arrested by police while addressing people in downtown Kampala at Shauriyako over the increasing prices of commodities in the country and charged for inciting violence and unlawful assembly.

State Attorney Ivan Kyazze told court that he needs time to disclose his evidence to the accused so that they can also prepare their defense.

Court has also issued criminal summons for Lubega Mukaaku for not appearing in court today. This is the first time Mukaaku is missing court.

On July 1st, the two were given a cash bail of 2.5 million shillings  and their sureties bonded for 500,000 Shillings each. The accused were ordered not to make any public comment about the case until hearing is complete.

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