Pig Protestors Released

Buganda Road grade one magistrate Marion Mangeni has released two youths acussed of dropping 10 piglets at Parliament.

The duo Luta Ferdinard and Lukwago Joseph were last week charged of common nuisance and cruelity to animals to which they pleaded not guilty thus remanded to Luzira prison .

These have been released on a cash bail of Shs. 500, sickness 000 each as well as 5million shillings non cash by each of the four sureties presented by the two.

The four sureties include Jackson Semwanga, Musoke Hanis, Walumbi Ayub Kigongo, Kakeeto and Norman Tumuhimbise.

The magistrate however put a condition on releasing the two to maintain peace and turn up in court for their trial.

State prosecutor Elizabeth Nandala has informed that investigations in the matter are complete and they are ready for a hearing which she has proved by presenting four witnesses in court.

This has been greatly objected by the defense counsel Isaac Ssemakadde describing it as a trial by ambush since they were not served by all witness statements as required by the law.

“I have lost words because she appears to be ignorant because disclosure is an entitlement to all accused persons” submitted Ssemakadde.


The magistrate has overruled the state on this matter and ordered the state to avail the defense with all exhibits and other materials they intend to rely on.

The hearing of the case has been fixed to October 18th. Prosecution alleges that these 2 with others at large on the 16th September at Kimathi Avenue in Kampala dropped 8 piglets at Parliament.

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