KAMPALA – Court in Jinja has ordered police to unconditionally release Kampala Woman MP Nabilah Naggayi Sempala and 9 others who are currently detained at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja city.
Magistrate Anne Kyomuhangi made the directive on Monday, 23 November 2020, following submissions by National Unity Platform (NUP) lawyers Shamim Malende and Geoffrey Turyamusiima.
Ms Kyomuhangi said those arrested should be released or brought to court if they have any case to answer.
“I order that the suspects currently held at Nalufenya Police Station be released unconditionally from police custody forthwith or charged before a court of law,” she ruled.
The others detained are Kawooya Yusuf, Semanda Ibra Waswa, Kakande Mohsin, Lule Regan Fred, Muwaya Ashiraf, Katumba Ashraf, Katumba Robert, Mulira Charles and Ouma Emmanuel.
The group was arrested on Tuesday for staging protests against what they termed as police brutality in Uganda. Naggayi had led a group of protesters who included Kawempe North Councillor Muhamad Ssegirinya and others to Lubiri Mengo, where they had staged a sit-down strike outside the Kabaka’s palace at Bulange.