Just In: Dr Besigye,Mukaku Granted 2.5M Cash Bail

The Buganda Road court chief Magistrate His Worship Douglas Singiza, has granted former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye, who is leading a pressure group of the People’s Front for Transition and Samuel Walter Lubega Mukaku cash bail of Ugx 2.5 million.

The magistrates court in Kampala had earlier refused to grant Besigye and Mukaku bail until their case is dismissed.

The two politicians later petitioned the high court seeking bail. However, the Justices of the High Court yesterday asked that the applicants seek bail in the Chief Magistrates court.

Today, an application for bail by Besigye and Mukaku’s Lawyers led by Ivan Bwowe was done at the chief Magistrates court and a cash bail of Ugx 2.5 million was granted.

Besigye and Mukaku are accused of holding an illegal gathering in Kampala was they engaged in quests to lure government into action on the increasing prices of commodities.

The two were remanded to Luzira Prison on Thursday as state requested for more time to verify the presented sureties.EP


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