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Kyagulanyi Granted Bail

Kyagulanyi was granted a non-cash bail of one million Shillings while his two sureties, Paul Mwiru, the Jinja East MP and John Baptist Nambeshe, the Manjiya County MP five million Shillings each.
20 Nov 2020 15:48
Robert Kyagulanyi shares a light moment with his lawyer, Anthony Wameri on arrival at Iganga magistrates court.
Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has been granted bail.  Kyagulanyi appeared at at the Iganga Magistrate Court on Friday afternoon.

Jinja Chief Magistrate Catherine Anjiyo granted Kyagulanyi a non-cash bail of One Million Shillings while his two sureties, Paul Mwiru, the Jinja East MP and John Baptist Nambeshe, the Manjiya County MP, Five Million Shillings each.

Kyagulanyi was arrested while holding a political rally in Luuka district on Wednesday and later detained at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja.

He was charged with doing an act likely to spread infectious diseases, under section 171 of the Penal Code Act.

John Wasajja, the State Prosecutor, had earlier asked the court to deny Kyagulanyi bail on because he would commit the same offense again.

However, Kyagulanyi’s lawyer, Medard Ssegona argued that the case is bailable.

Ssegona further says that, as Kyagulanyi's legal team, they will continue to advise their client to remain a law-abiding citizen.

Anjiyo asked Kyagulanyi to abide by the Ministry of Health  and the Electoral Commission guidelines during his campaigns.





Kyagulanyi is expected to report back to court on December 18.

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