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Bobi Wine’s Brother Nyanzi Sent to Luzira

Singer Bobi Wine’s elder brother Fred Ssentamu Nyanzi alias chairman Nyanzi was on Friday remanded to Luzira Prison over unlawful assembly.

Nyanzi was charged with two other people over claims they had gathered protesting against the imposition of the social media and mobile money taxes.

Nyanzi was arraigned before Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Esther Nahirya of together with David Lule and Julius Katongole and charged with two counts of unlawful assembly.

They also face an alternative charge of inciting violence. The punishment for both offences is imprisonment for up to one year, upon conviction.

Nyanzi was arrested on Kampala streets as he joined his brother and other celebrities to demonstrate against the unpopular social media and mobile money tax last week.

The magistrate fixed the bail application for ruling on July 24, amid protest from the relatives and friends of the accused.

 

 

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