Court Finally Releases 5th UYD Youth on Bail

Buganda Road Chief magistrate Jamson Karemani has this afternoon granted bail to Allan Kitonsa, pill one of the five UYD Youths who were arrested last month at Parliament while protesting against tabling of the bill of removing age limit on different government officers.

The other youths who were arrested with Kitonsa are Moses Bigirwa, pills Juma Kayondo, Haruna Nsibuka and Hakim Kizza, who were released on bail on the charges of inciting violence and assaulting a police officer by Buganda Road grade one magistrate Joan Aciro.

During their blanket release however, Kitonsa was retained and sent back to Luzira on another charge of assaulting police officer ASP Benson Ombworoh and court refused to consider one of his surety as substantial.

This morning Kitonsa through his lawyers Asuman Basalirwa and Kenneth Paul Kakande applied for bail on grounds that he had addressed all the issues that had been based on by court to deny him bail previously.

They presented three sureties who include Kitonsa’s mother Gladys Nasuuna, and his friends Ivan Muhigi Waiswa and Kennedy Ouma.

“It’s a judicial statement that our prisons are congested; keeping him in prison custody affects his family’s welfare .Keeping him in custody of his accusers is a compromising situation. The applicant is a young man who needs a chance to change,” submitted Council Kakande.

The chief magistrate released Kitonsa on a cash bail of 500,000 shillings as well as 1 million noncash to all the sureties he presented.

Hearing of this matter has been set to commence on 19th October with four prosecution witnesses.

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