KAMPALA – Political commentator Charles Rwomushana and two People Power supporters James Mubiru and Opondo Gaster were on Wednesday arraigned before court and charged with disobeying presidential directives on curfew.
They, however, denied the charges before City Hall Court and were granted bail of UGX200,000.
Rwomushana was arrested last night following his appearance on a political talk show on NBS TV. Mubiru and Opondo were arrested on their way from visiting a sick friend in hospital.
Magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise, Rwomushana read the charge of disobedience of lawful orders to the accused who denied it.
Mr Rwomushana presented two sureties as guarantee that he will honour bail if released from custody. The magistrate then asked him to post Shs200, 000 bail while his two sureties were each bonded at Shs500, 000 not cash.
Mubiru and Opondo were also granted the cash bail of Shs200, 000 and their sureties were each bonded at She500,000.
The three had been jointly charged with one Ali Abdallah, 37, a Ugandan-Arabian businessman and resident of Ntinda, a Kampala suburb.
Abdallah pleaded guilty to the charges before court fined him Shs200, 000.
Prosecution told court that Abdallah was arrested driving his car during curfew time.