Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Two Democratic Party (DP) political activists have been granted bail by Buganda Road Court after spending a night in Luzira Prison on charges of holding an unlawful assembly.
Hakeem Kiiza and Moses Mboowa aka Chief Mboowa were arrested in Kampala on Thursday for staging a demo dubbed “Togikwatako”, challenging constitutional amendments. The DP says the ammendments could lead to the lifting of the age limit of a president.
They appeared before Grade One Magistrate Joan Aciro and presented five sureties through their lawyers Asuman Basalirwa, Nalukoola Luyimbaazi and Fred Mukasa Mbidde, whom court considered substantial.
They will now sign a court bond of Sh1m, and return to court on the September 11,2017 for trial.
Prosecution alleges that the accused and others still at large on July 20, 2017 , at City Square in Kampala city during the launch of their campaign dubbed “Togikwatako’ engaged in unlawful assembly, were released on police bond but did not report back, until yesterday August 03,2017 when they were got committing the same alleged crime and were right away remanded.
“Togikwatako ennyingo 102 (b)” is a Luganda phrase loosely translated as “Don’t tamper with amending article 102 (b) of the constitution.”