Justice Okumu Jude Muwone, said that whereas all the five had the right to get bail, the application can’t be heard due to the absence of the State Attorney who had communicated earlier that he was away on official duty.
the National Unity Platform-NUP party in Kasese have been remanded further after
the prosecution failed to show up in court.
were arrested by security personnel last month from Kamaiba ward in Kasese Municipality
for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government. They are Bryan Basisa, the NUP Kasese District
Chairperson, Geoffrey Bwambale, the NUP coordinator for Bundibugyo, Atanazio
Isanat, a party member from Ntoroko District, Isaac Mumbere-NUP flag bearer for
Nyamwamba division in Kasese in the last general elections, and Oniz Kule, a Boda Boda rider from Hima town.
Kirunde, the Defence lawyer told the court that they were prepared for a bail
hearing as had been scheduled by the court. He asked the justice to consider
granting the suspects temporary freedom since they had met all the bail requirements.
Kirunde, the accused persons have families, sick parents a reason court should
consider granting them bail.
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Justice Okumu Jude Muwone, said that whereas all the five had the right to get
bail, the application can’t be heard due to the absence of the State Attorney
who had communicated earlier that he was away on official duty.
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pleaded with the Magistrate to grant them bail but Muwone declined before
re-scheduling the bail hearing to December 13.