Kiiza Besigye Has been granted Bail after spending six days in Jail
Kiiza Besigye, president of the opposition Forum for Democratic change party has been granted a non cash bail of 10 million shillings, bail by the Nabweru grade one magistrate, Justin Atukwasa.
Former Buganda premier Joseph Mulwanyamuli Semwogerere and Chappa Karuhanga, stood surety for Besigye.
The magistrate released Besigye on Bail on condition that he does not participate in the “walk to work” protests for the next seven months.
The bail terms also dictate that Besigye will be obliged to pay 50 million shillings if breaches the conditions of the bail.
Lino Anguzu, the state prosecutor said that Besigye is not expected to engage in any activities that are likely to result into the loss of lives and damage of property.
The chief magistrate said Besigye would be required to report to Nabweru Magistrates court on May 13th 2011.
Court was plunged into jubilations when the bail was announced. People gathered outside the court chambers and began singing the Buganda kingdom anthem.
Earlier, the hearing of the bail application was adjourned to 2:00pm after Besigye’s Lawyers failed to turn up in court. The lawyers remained glued at Nabweru court on grounds that they didn’t receive any communication notifying them about the transfer of the court proceedings.
The proceedings resumed at 2:00pm without any of Besigye’s lawyer in court. Five minutes later the proceedings were adjourned again after the magistrate told court that she needed some time to consult.
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