KAMPALA – The two men who are accused of disrupting Parliament proceedings in February 2020 have been further remanded to Luzira prison until March 26, 2020, after they failed to fulfill their bail application conditions.
It should be recalled that Charles Kafeero Mutasa and Darfala Ssenjako were on February 25, 2020, granted bail with orders to pay one million shillings each cash and deposit their original National ID’s with Court before leaving prison custody and although the duo managed to pay the bail money, the failure to produce their National Identity Cards cost their temporary freedom and pleas by the suspect to say the national IDs were lost during the dramatic arrest fell on deaf ears.
Magistrate Fatuma Nabirye advised their lawyer Eron Kiiza to file a fresh application seeking a review of their bail terms before the Chief Magistrate Court at Buganda road because she cannot review her own decision.
Magistrate Nabirye also ordered Prison authorities to take the suspects for medical treatment given claims that they have invisible head injuries and that they cough blood and also ordered the prosecutor, Viola Tusingwire to produce witnesses before the court on 26th March 2020 after revelations that investigations into this matter are complete.
Kafeero Mutasa and Ssenjako are facing 4 counts including; criminal trespass, malicious damage to property and interrupting parliamentary proceedings.
The prosecution alleges that Kafeero and Ssenjako without any lawful excuse jumped from the visitors’ gallery into the plenary chamber thus bringing parliamentary proceedings to a standstill and are also accused to destroying a wall clock at Parliament but the duo pleaded not guilty to all the charges.