The group is part of the 76 people who were arrested from Kamwokya and Kiyembe during a joint security operation aimed at recovering copies of the army and police uniforms from civilians. But to avoid congestion in the courts, they were split into smaller groups for their bail applications.
Thirteen civilians who were arrested for owning attires similar to those of
the security forces are still in prison.
According to lawyer Geoffrey
Turyamusiima, the 13 supporters of the National Unity Platform are held in Kitalya
prison. They include Bazira
Kiwanuka, Fred Luwaga, Hassan Busulwa, Willy Tomusange, Sadat Katongole,
Paul Kigongo, Shaban Makale, Kabonge Salongo, Shafiki Nsambya, Fahad Migadde, Moses Mbabazi and Mahmood Semakula.
The group is part of
the 76 people who were arrested from Kamwokya and
Kiyembe during a joint security operation aimed at recovering copies of
army and police uniforms from civilians. But to avoid
congestion in the courts, they were split into smaller groups for their
Two groups were taken to
Buganda Road Magistrates Court and two other groups were taken to the City Hall Court where they were
charged and remanded on October 16, 2020. Those taken
before the Buganda Road Court, most of them, tailors were thereafter released on a cash bail of 900,000 Shillings.
of the groups that were taken to the City, Hall Court was released on a
cash bail of 300,000 Shillings each, and another on a cash bail of
420,000 Shillings. But a group of 13 others never got an opportunity for
a bail hearing.
lawyer Geoffrey Turyamusiima faults the court for splitting the group
saying the approach was erroneous. He is hopeful however that they will
also, be out
by the end of next week.
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alleges that on October 14, 2020 while at Kiyembe in Kampala District,
accused persons were found in possession of uniforms or dresses bearing
or having the appearance of close resemblance to those of security
agencies. According to security forces, this contradicts guidelines that
outlaw the use of marks, accessories, insignia decorations
and Uniforms that remain a preserve of the armed forces.