Derrick Katebire Mugyesera, the NUP Party Secretary-General for Kigezi Region says however much he was ready to stand surety so that Turyasingura is released on bail. He was instead detained at court cells until at around 05:30 PM when police officers signed some papers they refused anybody to see and drove him out of court premises to Kabale central police station in Kabale municipality.
Emmanuel Mutambuuka Turyasingura, the National Unity
Platform (NUP) party Coordinator in charge of Rukiga District is in custody at
Kabale Central police station on charges of possession of military stores.
He was picked up on Thursday afternoon from his home in Muhanga town council
and locked up at Muhanga police station. This is the second time Turyasingura is
being arrested following an earlier raid on his home in March early this year.
the raid, police searched Turyasingura’s house where they recovered the campaign
posters of the NUP president, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine and party cards among other things. He was later released on
Now, Police say that they decided to Turyasingura because the Directorate of
Public Prosecutions (DPP) has sanctioned his file. He was dragged to Kabale
Magistrate’s Court on Friday afternoon where he was held until the evening.
Katebire Mugyesera, the Kigezi NUP Party Secretary-General, says that despite
being ready to stand surety for his colleague, he was held in the court cells
until 5:30 pm.
He says police officers blocked anyone from accessing Turyasingura
and later transferred him to Kabale central police station in Kabale
According to Kateebire, he was told that Turyasingura will return to court on Monday next week because there was no magistrate to handle his
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One of the officials at Kabale court told our reporter on the condition of
anonymity that Turyasingura could not be remanded to Ndorwa government prison
because Isaac Rukundo, the Grade one magistrate and Julius Chaka Borore,
Kabale Chief Magistrate were away in the field.
The duo had gone to preside over the swearing-in of political
leaders Buhara and Butanda in Kabale district as well as Northern and Southern
Division of Kabale