Protest as Jobless Brotherhood Youth are Denied Bail

Members of the Jobless Brotherhood on Thursday staged a protest in Jinja town against the magistrates court’s decision to deny their colleagues bail.

The activists sealed their mouths with sale tape in protest of the remand of two of their colleagues who were arrested by Police last Saturday during a political radio talk show on Nbs FM in Jinja.

The duo of Augustine Ojobile and Robert Mayanja is accused of false utterances against the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga

While appearing before Jinja Chief Magistrate John Francis Kagwa, salve Ojobile and Mayanja were denied bail on grounds that they did not adduce to court their permanent places of abode.

The accused had presented four sureties who are leaders in Jinja including District Councilor for Mpumudde/Kimaka division, try Saidi Maka, the LCIII Chairman of Jinja Central Division Mubarak Kirunda, former Speaker of Jinja Municipality Abubaker Maganda among others.

The Chief Magistrate’s ruling was heavily condemned by members of the Jobless brotherhood saying it tantamounts to gagging Ugandans.

The National Coordinator of the jobless brotherhood, the youths behind protesting by dropping colored piglets Norman Tumuhimbise described the ruling as silly and political.

“Unless he was convicting them, the accused provided their national Identity Cards, LC1 Letters and their parents which was enough for them to be granted bail but I think he was also working under some
instructions” he said.


The activists were remanded to Kirinya Prison until October 10th but Tumuhimbise says they will not relent on criticizing bad governance in Uganda.

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