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High Court to hear bail appeals of Kabaziguruka, 49 others

MP Kabaziguruka
MP Kabaziguruka

The High Court in Kampala has opened a five-day special criminal session for 50 capital offenders seeking to be released on bail pending trial.

Among the suspects is  jailed Nakawa Municipality MP Michael Kabaziguruka  who is facing  treachery charges before the army court. He is set to appear before Justice Yasin Nyanzi  on Thursday October 13.

Another suspect is a Makerere University professor Christopher Bakuneta who is accused of raping his student.

Bakuneta, appeared before  Justice Nyanzi on Monday and presented three sureties  who are his long time  friends, saying the court should release him on a non-cash bail  because he has spent 5 months on remand at Luzira prison without pay.

The same court has also set October 12 to hear another application  filed by Ruhinda County MP, Rtd Capt Donozio Kahonda seeking  orders to suspend  criminal proceedings that were instituted against him before Jinja Magistrate court in last year.

Kahonda is accused of forgery and uttering false documents at the Military Academy in Jinja district in November 2001.

Other  suspects who have applied to be released on bail are facing charges of murder, aggravated defilement and robbery. They have told court that they have spent more than three years on remand without appearing  before a judge for trial.

The session ends this  Friday when Justice Nyanzi will consider whether to grant temporary  freedom to the 50 suspects.

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