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Three Mbabazi Supporters Freed After Two Weeks in Jail

Moses Kasozi, Charles Ssebadawo and Charles Higiro failed to meet bail terms on Friday June 19th when they were granted bail by Masaka Grade One magistrate Ann Komuhangi.
(L_R) Mr Moses Kasozi, Mr Charles Ssebadawo, Mr Charles Higiro (brown T shirt) being congraculated after their release at Masaka court photo by MALIK FAHAD JJINGO

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Three supporters of the former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi are released after spending two weeks in Masaka Central prison.

Moses Kasozi, Charles Ssebadawo and Charles Higiro failed to meet bail terms on Friday June 19th when they were granted bail by Masaka Grade One magistrate Ann Komuhangi.  They were asked to pay 250, 000 Shillings each as a condition for their bail.

Siraje Luyima, the Nyendo Parish Councilor, Bony Lubega, and Robert Kizito, all residents of Masaka town stood surety for the accused persons.

Luyima, one of the sureties said the money was secured after banks had closed. Because they could not process  bail papers on time, the suspects were returned to Masaka Central Prison.

The arrest of supporters followed a declaration by Amama Mbabazi on Monday June 8th, of a bid to contest for the Presidency. His agents thereafter embarked on the distribution of branded materials which included among others; posters, T-shirts and books, all bearing Mbabazi\'s portrait. They were charged with holding an unlawful assembly.

Robert Kizito the coordinator of Mbabazi supporters in Masaka region says the arrest were unwarranted. He added that this will not deter their efforts as Uganda moves closer to the next General Election in 2011.

“We are ready to continue with the struggle because this is just the beginning of the long journey to liberate our country” Kizito added.

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Moses Kasozi, one of the charged youths blamed Police for not making proper investigations prior to conducting arrests. He accused police of arresting innocent people because of its inefficiency in conducting investigations.

The case was adjourned to 8th July 2015 when they will re appear to court.