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Blogger Isma Olaxess Charged, Granted Bail

The prosecution alleges that on November 17 while at Kyanja Village in the Wakiso District, Tusubira incited the public to commit terrorism an offense that is punishable by death.
Blogger Ibrahim Tusubira aka Isma Olaxess has been charged with incitement to violence.

Tusubira on Wednesday appeared before the Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Asuman Muhumuza. He was arrested on November 21.

The prosecution alleges that on November 17 while at Kyanja Village in Wakiso District, Tusubira incited the public to commit terrorism an offense that is punishable by death.

Police, in its statement of offense also accuses Tusubira of promoting sectarianism contrary to section 41(1) (a) and (d) of the penal code.

"Tusubira Ibrahim alias Isma Olaxess on the 17th day of November 2021 at Kyanja Village in the Wakiso District recorded and published a video with utterances likely to degrade, revile, expose to hatred or contempt; raise discontent or disaffection and promote in many other ways feelings of ill will or hostility among or against any group of persons on account of religion" reads the charge sheet in part.

The video went viral on social media following the Tuesday twin bombings in Kampala which left seven people dead. 

Tusubira asked for bail saying that he had heart disease.

Muhumuza agreed to Tusubira’s request and granted him a cash bail of One Million Shillings while his sureties Yudaya Kigozi, Mohammed Ssebalamu, Sharifah Nabukeera were asked 50 million Shillings non-cash.

The case was adjourned to December 21.