DP Supporter Charged Over Age Limit Facebook Posts

Buganda Road chief magistrate James Mawanda Eremye has charged a popular Bimeeza and radio talk show caller Moses Mboowa, a Democratic Party supporter popularly known as chief Mboowa for inciting violence using his social media.

Mboowa is being accused of using Facebook to rally his followers to attack MPs who support the amendment of Article 102 (b) to lift the Presidential Age Limit .

State Prosecution says the accused, in the month of September 2017, posted on his Facebook page videos and audio clips wherein he incited the public to attack the NRM MPs that support the Raphael Magyezi Bill.

Mboowa denied the charges and through his lawyer Abdullah Kiwanuka, asked to be released on bail on grounds that among others he has been in police detention for a long time without being taken to court.

State Prosecutor from the Uganda Communications Commission Abdulsalam Wahiawa however, explained that the long detention was because of the ongoing prosecutors strike, and asked court not to release Mboowa because the bill for which he incited the public will be before parliament next week.

The magistrate nonetheless granted Mboowa a cash bail of 2 million shillings with orders that he deposits his passport and National ID in court in addition to desisting from further incitement of violence. His two sureties were bonded at 5million shillings none-cash.

However the bail money was not readily available and Mboowa was remanded to Luzira until next week.


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