The General Court Martial in Makindye has today released on bail, 13 supporters of the former National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi.
A number of 49 individuals including supporters and private guards to Robert Kyagulanyi were arrested in December last year in Kalangala and arraigned before the army court in Makindye on charges related to illegal possession of ammunition.
On Monday, the army prosecutors led by Capt. Ambrose Guma told the court chairman, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti that they had got instructions not to oppose the bail application for 12 of the 49 supporters and guards to Kyagulanyi.
The prosecutors said the individuals including Fatumah Namubiru, Rachel Akiiki Tusiime, Saphinah Nansovo, Monica Twashemerirwe, Jamie’s Namwenje Kalyango, John Miiro, Bonny Obicho aka Makanika, Joy Namuyimba aka Joy Strong, Nelson Ndyasiima, Oliver Lutaya and Benedict Musisi.
The lawyers also presented documents from St.Francis Hospital Nsambya indicating that a one William Ntege aka Kyuma Kya Yesu was supposed to undergo treatment before he was arrested. This development was accepted by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti who went on to accept the release of the 13 individuals on bail but with tough conditions to be met.
Guti told the group that they are not supposed to move outside Kampala and Wakiso districts without permission from the court and need to report to the court twice a month.
“Each of you is supposed to pay shs20 million non -cash bond and each of your sureties to pay shs50 million non -cash. Breach of any of the above terms will lead to automatic cancellation of the bail,” Guti told the released.
On the other end, Guti noted that Kyagulanyi’s singing partner,Ali Bukeni , also known as Nubian Li and the head of his personal bodyguards Eddy Ssebufu alias Eddie Mutwe and 34 others will have to wait longer for the court to rule on their bail.
Gutti said the ruling on their bail will be on Monday, February 15, 2021.