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Entebbe Deputy Mayor, 4 Others Charged Over Illegal Assembly

They were picked up for threatening to stage mass protests should court fail to release the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi who also locked up early this week in connection to protests against the social media tax last year.
Entebbe Deputy Mayor Richard Ssekyondo boarding a Police Truck on Friday afternoon
Richard Ssekyondo, the Deputy Mayor of Entebbe Municipality and four other have been charged with staging an illegal assembly. 

Ssekyondo and his co-accused appeared before the Entebbe Magistrate, Phiona Birungi on Friday afternoon.

The other suspects are Solomon Kigongo, Prossy Nakacwa, Sam Kasirye and Musa Matovu. 

They were picked up for threatening to stage mass protests should court fail to release the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi who also locked up early this week in connection to protests against the social media tax last year.

Kyagulanyi was released on bail on Thursday afternoon.  

The Entebbe Divisional Police Commander, Baker Kawonawo summoned Ssekyondo to his office on Thursday afternoon to record a statement on his threats to demonstrate in vain.

He was picked up by police on Friday afternoon and before the Entebbe Magistrate. Phiona Birungi together with his co accused. The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges and applied for bail.  

Birungi granted the accused bail of Shillings UGX 1 million not in cash. He asked the accused to return to court on May 17th, 2019 for the hearing of their case.  

Police are also hunting for two Democratic Party leaders in Entebbe including Michael Kakembo and Ssali Magwa for face similar charges.

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