KAMPALA – Eddie Mutwe, Nubian Li and 34 other supporters of NUP will have to remain in jail after they were denied bail again by the General Court Martial.
The court martial chairman Andrew Gutti on Monday, February 15 denied them bail on grounds that they will continue to incite violence if released. They are charged with being in possession of ammunition.
Last week, the General Court Martial granted bailed to 13 supporters of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party who are facing charges of being in possession of ammunition.
However, another 36, who include Ali Bukeni, alias Nubian Li, and Edward Ssebufu, alias Eddy Mutwe, were further remanded for lack of substantial sureties.
Those granted bail were Rachel Akiiki Tusiime, Saphinah Nansovo, Jamie’s Namwenje Kalyango, John Miiro, William Ntegge aka Kyuma Kya Yesu, Bonny Obicho aka Makanika and Fatumah Namubiru.
Others are Joy Namuyimba aka Joy Strong, Monica Twashemerirwe alias Monic, Oliver Lutaya, Benedict Musisi and Nelson Ndyasiima.
“This court finds the sureties for suspects whose bail application was not objected to by the state substantial. There is merit in their bail application and the case is bailable. However the 13 accused should not go beyond the boundaries of Kampala and Wakiso districts,” he said.
They were granted a non cash bail of Shs20 million each while their sureties were each bonded Shs50 million, not cash.
Gen Gutti said they will be required to report to court twice a month, failure of which will result into cancellation of their bail.