Rwomushana’s Case Set for Hearing as Co-Accused Seek Changes in Sureties

City Hall grade one Magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise has set August 26, 2020, for the hearing of disobedience of presidential directives and violation of curfew charges by political commentator and presidential hopeful Charles Rwomushana and two others.

Rwomushana with two People Power supporters, James Mubiru and Opondo Gaster, were charged before the same court and released on cash bail of 200,000 shillings.

The setting of this date has followed a request by the state prosecutor to have the matter fixed for hearing, having concluded investigations in the same.

Meanwhile, two of Rwomushana’s co-accused James Mubiru James and Gaster Opondo have asked court to allow them make changes in their sureties since the ones they had earlier presented to court got some other engagements which could interfere with their responsibility.

“The reason why am replacing  James Mukasa with Kayiwa Gerald is because, Mukasa needs his National Identity Card to process his Driving Permit which is urgent,” Opondo said.

Opondo also asked court to enable one of his sureties Defrance Musisi to access his National Identity card which is before court to help him handle some financial transactions and return it after the exercise.

The trial Magistrate has granted them permission and adjourned the matter to August 26.

All the three accused persons are currently on bail.


Prosecution contends that Romushana on July 29, 2020 at around 1 am in Kamwokya, Kampala district disobeyed presidential directives when he was found driving past curfew hours as he left NBS Television.

Mubiru and Opondo were arrested on their way from hospital where they had gone to visit their colleague.

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