UYD Youths Remanded Back to Luzira

Five Uganda Young Democratic (UYD) members accused of inciting violence and assaulting a police officer have been remanded back to Luzira prison until tomorrow when Buganda Road Grade one magistrate Joan Aciro is expected to deliver a ruling on their bail application.

The five were charged with two counts by the court and they all pleaded not guilty.

They include Moses Bigirwa, sildenafil Allan Kitonsa, stuff Juma Kayondo, Haruna Nsibuka and Hakeem Kizza.

Through their counsel Richard Lumu, the accused asked court to be released on bail basing on the grounds that Bail is their constitutional right.

However, this application was opposed by the State Prosecutor Peter Mugisha who stressed that there was no proof that their continued detention would affect their welfare.

“Court is empowered while using its discretion that it must put into consideration before releasing somebody on bail pending his trial. Society must be protected from lawlessness,” Submitted Mugisha.

The state added that Peter Kitonsa’s sureties presented to court Letters from their places of work that didn’t prove that they are from those places.

Prosecution alleges that on 14th September 2016 at Parliament of Uganda,
without lawful excuse, the accused made statements that called for incitement of violence against the public.


These are also said to have assaulted a police officer ASP Ombworoh Benson at the time he was executing his duties.

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