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Stella Nyanzi released on bail

Dr. Stella Nyanzi. File photo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Stella Nyanzi, the Forum for Democratic –FDC party candidate for the Kampala Woman Parliament seat is out on bail.

Dr. Nyanzi appeared before Busia Grade One Magistrate Kaibei Cherotich together with her political assistant Roy Rugumaya, Derrick Maate and Yusuf Yona both photographers on Monday to answer charges of committing an act likely to cause the spread of an infectious disease.

The group was arrested at Busia border on Saturday evening while crossing back to the country from Kenya. Dr. Nyanzi declined to plead to the charges saying she will only do so if President Yoweri Museveni and Kabaka Ronald Mutebi who also crossed to Tanzania and Kenya respectively do so.

Nyanzi’s lawyer Fred Egesa Achoka told journalists that two aides of her client are still missing. Achoka said he will file a case against police in case the two are not produced in court immediately.

Police declined to comment on the matter of the missing people. Cherotich granted Nyanzi and her aides none cash bail of Shillings 1 million and directed them to report back on October 22, 2020.

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