Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has been granted bail by court in Iganga, and ordered to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 SOPs. The case against him has been adjourned to 18th December 2020.
Legislator and lawyer Medard Sseggona represented Kyagulanyi at the court in Iganga, the eastern town 110km from Kampala.
Iganga Chief Magistrate Jessica Chemeri granted Kyagulanyi a non-cash bail of One Million Shillings while his two sureties, Paul Mwiru, the Jinja East MP and John Baptist Nambeshe, the Manjiya County MP, sh5m each.
Kyagulanyi was arrested while holding a political rally in Luuka district on Wednesday and later detained at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja.
He was charged with doing an act likely to spread infectious diseases, under section 171 of the Penal Code Act.
John Wasajja, the State Prosecutor, had earlier asked the court to deny Kyagulanyi bail on because he would commit the same offense again.
However, Kyagulanyi’s lawyer, Sseggona argued that the case is bailable.
Sseggona further says that, as Kyagulanyi’s legal team, they will continue to advise their client to remain a law-abiding citizen.
Chemeri asked Kyagulanyi to abide by the Ministry of Health and the Electoral Commission guidelines during his campaigns.
— Daniel Lutaaya 🇺🇬 (@daniellutaaya) November 20, 2020