Home Courts Court Proceedings Begin for 45 NUP Followers Charged with Incitement

Court Proceedings Begin for 45 NUP Followers Charged with Incitement

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Court Proceedings Begin for 45 NUP Followers Charged with Incitement
Court Proceedings Begin for 45 NUP Followers Charged with Incitement
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At least 45 people were taken to court on Friday, where they were charged with inciting violence. They had been arrested on Thursday, allegedly for getting ready to welcome the National Unity Platform (NUP) party leader, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, at Entebbe International Airport.

When Kyagulanyi arrived at Entebbe, the Police escorted him to his home in Magere, Wakiso district.

The suspects appeared before the Makindye Grade One Magistrate, Elisha Arinitwe, on Friday.

According to the prosecution, the accused had gathered at Lubowa in Makindye-Ssabagabo, at the residence of the Municipality mayor, Godfrey Ssemwanga. They were preparing to welcome the NUP president in what they referred to as a ‘One Million March.’

State prosecutor Hope Rukundo informed the court that investigations into the matter were still ongoing. She requested that those who were still at large be summoned by the court.

The magistrate decided to keep the suspects in custody until October 13. He mentioned that they had all brought two sureties and documents identifying themselves, and he needed time to review these documents.

The accused were represented in court by their lawyers, Enock Kuluba, Ismail Kiweewa, and Brian Nuwamanya, who had applied for bail on behalf of their clients.

The individuals who appeared in court included Ahmed Tamale, Lawrence Wasswa Ddumba, Emmanuel Kaye, John Kennedy Kateregga, Eddy Kaweesi, Muhammad Musuuza, Ismail Kasozi, Muhammad Ssonko, Herbert Mukasa, and Andrew Ssewanyana. Others included Charles Nkangi, Martin Ekodu, Robert Kyakwambala, Farouk Lule, Muhammed Lumala, Kenny Walakira, Yusuf Zziwa, Ahmed Ssekyanzi, Fahad Kyambadde, Joseph Kagimu, Brian Ssengendo, Moses Kanaala, Siraje Isabirye, Jimmy Ssematimba, David Kinkumu, Brian Nteko, and Fahad Ddembe. The list also included Juliet Namakula, Zaina Birabwa, Hanifah Sitenda, Ruth Kulabako, Josephine Nalwanga, Aisha Nalweyiso, Veronica Nalubega, Halima Nakazibwe, Faridah Nalwanga, Sarah Nantongo, Daisy Nassolo, Mary Nalweyiso, Hadijja Namugenyi, Fatuma Nassiwa, and Hadijah Nakidde.