KAMPALA – The General Court Martial has 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.
The General Court Martial chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti further remanded the 36 until February 15 when the court is expected to deliver its ruling on their charges.
Those granted bail are Rachel Akiiki Tusiime, Saphinah Nansovo,a 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.