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Court Releases Artist Accused Offending Museveni in a Song

Buganda Road grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu has granted bail to music producer Jonah Muwanguzi and musician David Mugema who are charged with offensive communication and disturbing the peace of President Yoweri Museveni.

These according to State Prosecution, offended the president in a song they made, titled Wumula.

Julius Mboizi, the prosecutor from Uganda Communications Commission had objected to the substantiality of one of Muwanguzi’s sureties Willy Mukaabya, but the magistrate ruled that the surety is a popular musician and an employer of the producer who will ensure that he appears in court.

The magistrate ordered that Muwanguzi should not be released after Mukaabya deposits his national ID which he claimed had been misplaced.

Kamasanyu also ordered the accused persons to pay 1 million shillings cash while the sureties were bonded 10 million shillings cash.

Muwanguzi was stood surety by Willy Mukaabya a resident of Kawempe, his cousin Abel Tumukundane from Makindye and one Paul Semwogerere, a resident of Mukono; while Mugema was stood surety by Faith Nanyunja.

These two were remanded last evening by the same magistrate on the charges offensive communication which they denied.

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