Alex Burundo, the Member of Parliament for Bulambuli County has
been granted bail.
Burundo on Monday appeared before the Grade One Magistrate at
Sironko Magistrates court on charges of committing an act likely to spread
an infectious disease.
Burundo was arrested on Saturday in Sironko town Council for allegedly holding
a political procession from Mbale City to Bulambuli. He was intercepted
by police in Sironko District.
The Sironko Grade One Magistrate Patrick Kityo granted Burundo, a non-cash bail of
20 Million Shillings and his two sureties were each asked a non- cash bail of
10 Million Shillings.
Kityo also cautioned the suspects against staging any procession which is
likely to spread covid-19.
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Burundo denied holding a procession, adding that his arrest was politically
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The case was adjourned to 24th November 2020, for hearing.
Several politicians have in the past been arrested for defying government
directives intended to stop the spread of coronavirus. The politicians have often been warned against holding
meetings or processions.
Kirinya Ayubu is the URN Bureau Chief of Elgon/Bukedi Sub Regions . He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Islamic University in Uganda and a Diploma in Computer Science and Information Technology from the same University.