Court has granted bail to four people including former Kamwokya LC1 Chairman, Fred Nyanzi who were arrested following an anti-tax protest held in Kampala this month.
Nyanzi together with his co-accused were arrested on July 11 while they protested taxes on social media and mobile money. Police said the protest which was led by popular singer also Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) was unlawful as it violated the Public Order Management law.
On Tuesday, Fred Nyanzi who is brother to Bobi Wine together with his co-accused Ssebufu Edward alias Eddy Mutwe, Katongole Julius and David Lule appeared before Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court for hearing of their bail application.
Grade One Magistrate, Esther Nahirya released the four on a cash bail of Shs 1 million while their sureties were asked to commit to paying Shs 10 million (non cash).
The magistrate adjourned the case to August 24 when it will come for mention.
Bobi Wine who was not present in court since according to the lawyer of the four, he was not obliged to be present as his case is still before Police.
On July 16, Nyanzi and the others were arraigned before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s court and charged with two counts of unlawful assembly contrary to the Public Order Management Act.
They also face an alternative charge of inciting violence. The punishment for both offences is imprisonment for up to one year, upon conviction.
They pleaded not guilty to the offences.