KAMPALA – Kampala District Woman MP Nabilah Naggayi Sempala and nine others were on Tuesday, November 24, released on bail by Jinja Magistrates Court after spending close to a week in jail.
The group was arrested and detained at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja last week following the arrest of National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi.
Jinja Grade One Magistrate Happy Ann Kyomuhangi ordered them to return to court on December 15, without fail.
They all denied the charge of spreading an infectious disease [Covid-19].
The unconditional bail followed a court order that was filed by NUP lawyer Shamim Malende after police failed to produce the suspects on November 23, after spending more than 48 hours in detention.
Ms Malende, said security operatives who have adamantly refused to respect the rule of law will be sued as individuals.
“I would like to thank the Jinja Magistrate Court for granting us unconditional release. Many of my colleagues have died and we did not attend their burial because we were in cells,” Ms Sempala said.