Makindye General Court Martial chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti has released on bail 13 National Unity Platform (NUP) members who were recently arrested in Kalangala during Presidential elections.
These who have spent close to two months in jail applied for bail pending hearing of their case after producing sureties who they asked court to find substantial.
After being convinced that 13 applicants fulfilled the requirements, court granted them sureties with numerous conditions which they have to fulfil.
In his ruling Lt Gen Gutti told the group that they are not supposed to move outside Kampala and Wakiso districts without the court’s permission.
They also must report to the court Registry to twice a month.
“Each of you is supposed to pay Shs 20 million non -cash bond and each of your sureties to pay shs50 million non -cash. Breach of any of the above terms will lead to automatic cancellation of the bail, ”Gutti ruled
However for Ali Bukeni also known as Nubian Li and Eddy Sebuufu aka Eddy Mutwe the head of Hon Kyagulanyi ‘s bodyguards court promised to rule on their applications next week.
A group 49 supporters and private guards to Kyagulanyi were arrested in December last year in Kalangala and arraigned before the army court in Makindye on charges related to unlawful possession of ammunition.
Before releasing the 13, the army prosecutors informed court chairman, that they had instructions not to oppose the bail application for 12 of the 49 supporters and guards to Kyagulanyi.
The prosecutors said they have no problem with Rachel Akiki Tusime, Saphina Nansove, Jamira Namwanje Kalyango, Shakira Namboozo, Joy Namuyimba, Monica Twashemerirwe, Oliver Lutaya and Benedicto Musisi.
The defense counsels also prayed to court to add William Ntege whose medical documents furnished to court indicated that he was supposed to undergo treatment before he was arrested.