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Author Kakwenza Rukira granted bail by court

Author Kakwenza Rukira has finally been granted bail by Buganda Road court.

The author had spent close to a month behind bars.

Kakwenza was granted a cash bail of Shs 500,000.

However, another condition set for him was not to discuss the matter of the case in the media.

The presiding magistrate Dr Singiza Douglas said that he was agreeing with the defense lawyers to release Kakwenza on cash bail.

“The accused person has presented credible sureties some of whom are lawyers while others are political leaders of one of the political parties. Given the circumstances of this case, it is my considered view that it is not even necessary to consider expensive bail conditions in monetary terms. I therefore release the accused person on bail,” Dr.Singiza said in a short ruling.

Kakwenza was also instructed to present his passport for the next 6 months as the hearing of the case goes on.

Dr Singiza also added that neither lawyers from both sides is allowed to comment about the case publicly.

“All parties in this case are specifically barred from discussing this matter in the media. Particularly the accused person and the defence are advised not to discuss this matter in the media as a breach of this condition will lead to automatic collapse of the bail,”Dr.Singiza said.

The case was adjourned to the 1st of February for mention.

Kakwenza was arrested from his home for allegedly abusing President Museveni and the first son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.

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