Buganda Road Court Grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu has adjourned the bail ruling in the case against events organizer Andrew Bajjo, to 11th Julyafter the trial Magistrate Stella Amabirisi failed to turn up today.
The court was filled to the brim by family members and friends, who awaited the ruling on the bail.
The matter however was handled byMagistrate Gladys Kamasanyu, who informed court that the trial magistrate was away on official leave and that she only had instructions to adjourn the matter.
“I didn’t hear the bail application, I don’t know the sureties and I have never seen their recommendations letter so I have no ruling to deliver ” Kamasanyu said.
However, Bajjo’s lawyer Erias Lukwago informed court that this adjournment would be unfair especially in this period when his client requires serious medical attention
“My client has got complications and he requires urgent medical attention. Every time has complained about this issue he has been given only pain killers”
Kamasanyu however, maintained her stand saying the defense didn’t produce any supporting document to prove that Bajjo’s health condition cannot be handled at Murchison Bay Prison
“I advise counsel to seek audience before the acting Chief Magistrate Robert Mukanza who is the only person who can order another judicial officer to deliver in this application before the 11th July 2019”
State Prosecutor Patricia Kintho said they were ready for the bail hearing today.
People Power activists and Bajjo’s friends and relatives left the court room dejected, singing the song ‘Tuliyambala Engule’ as the magistrate looked on.
This is the third time Bajjo has been remanded back to Luzira on offences of inciting of violence and offensive communication
Prosecution contends that during the month of June 2019 at various places of Masaka , Ibanda and Kampala, willfully and repeatedly with intent to disturb the peace and privacy of the person of the President , Bajjo recorded an audio and posted it on social media containing inciting messages using his mobile phone