KAMPALA – Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament Theodore Ssekikubo has been granted bail after he was arrested for the second time.
Mr Ssekikubo, who was re-arrested on Wednesday on other charges of inciting violence, was granted non-cash bail of Shs10 million by Masaka Chief Magistrate Deogratius Ssejjemba.
This was after he presented five sureties, who included MPs Hanifa Kawooya (Woman MP Sembabule), Mr Mathius Mpuga (MP Masaka Municipality), Mr Patrick Nsamba (MP Kassanda North) and Edrisa Kabanda, the Buganda Kingdom Chief for Lwemiyaga Sub County. They were each bonded Shs15 million not cash.
Mr Ssekikubo had spent the weekend in jail having been arrested for allegedly inciting violence when he led residents to open a closed cattle market in Lwemiyaga.
However, when he was presented in court, he was charged with attempted murder, unlawful possession of fire arms, engaging in acts calculated to cause death and inciting violence, and causing physical injuries to voters, which he allegedly committed in 2010.
On Wednesday, he was re-arrested on fresh charges of inciting violence last week. According to court records, Mr Ssekikubo incited members of the public to attack milk sellers on January 03, 2020 at Lwemiyaga trading centre thereby pouring milk hence inciting violence.