Mbarara Grade one Magistrate, Sanyu Mukasa has granted bail to three youth activists accused of staging a mock funeral for President Yoweri Museveni.
The trio were ordered to pay shs1.5 million cash bond each whereas their sureties were ordered to pay shs1 million non cash each.
The suspects are 20-year-old Abert Nangumya, a student at Bishop Stuart University, Rodgers Asiimwe a 26 year old journalist and Maxi Muhumuza 32, the spokesperson of the defunct Ankole Kingdom.
Each of the suspects presented three sureties. The hearing of the case will resume on the 11th of August 2017.
Prosecution states that the trio on July 6th 2017, while in Mbarara district led a procession with a coffin with an inscription “Rest in Peace Museveni,” together with the portrait of Museveni, the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, General Kahinda Otafiire and several NRM Members of Parliament.
The protest came at the backdrop of reports that a section of NRM party legislators have mooted a plan to amend the constitution and lift the presidential age limit.
Through their lawyer, Wilson Agaba of Agaba and Company advocates, the suspects on the 20th of this month applied for bail, saying it was their constitutional right.
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