In his summarized ruling read in open court on Monday afternoon, the Chief Magistrate Singiza said that the award which Kakwenza wanted to go and pick from Germany as the reason to get back his passport can be presented to him online.
Kakwenza was granted a cash bail of 500,000 Shillings while his four sureties have each been ordered to execute a non-cash bond of 10 million Shillings. The sureties were Lawyer Julius Galisonga, National Unity Platform Secretary-General David Lewis Rubongoya, Kololo Secondary School Teacher Annah Ashaba and Activist Job Kiija.
In the letter dated January 6, 2022, Christine Kaahwa while writing on behalf of the Solicitor General says that they intend to look at the proceedings which took place without the government’s involvement to enable them to take appropriate action.
The order was on issued on Tuesday by the Grade One Magistrate Irene Nambatya following an application by Kakwenza's lawyers Eron Kiiza, Nalukoola Luyimbazi, and Samuel Wanda demanding for his unconditional release.
His lawyer Morgan Muhindo says that Kakwenza has since been held incommunicado with his lawyers, family and friends denied access which is a violation of his constitutional right to liberty and fair hearing.
Ssekaana recused himself from the matter when the lawyers representing Uganda Law Society, Civil Society Organisations and the Environmental Shield Limited, and Resource Human Rights Africa Limited appeared before him for the hearing of the matter.
Gasangwa’s wife Sandra Kirabo says that her husband was picked from their home in Kabawo zone, in the outskirts of Kampala, by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI operatives on May 10, 2020. She recalls that his captors had radio call gadgets, pistols, and a car.
Magezi was reportedly arrested by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence in March 2019 together with another Rwandan National, Theogen Sendegeya. For more than 10 months, their whereabouts were unknown, as family and relatives couldn’t locate them in all gazetted detention facilities.
“In the said posts, you expressly and by innuendo refer to the presiding judge; Justice Joseph Murangira as a “Mafia” a member of “the troublesome trio” and also attach multifarious photos of the learned judge clad in judicial robes. You accuse him of “mishandling the case”, playing games and being “in bed with tormentors” and “biased’’ among others,” Kinobe states in his July 17th letter to Kiiza.