Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye today started reporting to court in fulfillment of conditions of his bail for treason charges recently slapped against him.
Besigye was on July 12, released on a non-cash bail of 100 million Shillings and ordered to report to the Deputy Registrar of the Criminal Division of the High Court once every two weeks. Today was his maiden reporting day.
He appeared at court in the company of two of his lawyers; Ernest Kalibbala and Fredrick Mpanga.
Deputy Registrar Eleanor Khainza was however not in office as she was reportedly attending a conference in Entebbe. Subsequently, under the guidance of a court clerk, Besigye signed a record to show his attendance. His next court appearance is fixed for August 9.
Prior to his release, Besigye had been on remand at Luzira prison for two months. He was arrested in May 2016, accused of illegally taking oath as President of Uganda contrary to the outcome of the February 18, presidential election.
High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene also cautioned Besigye against engaging in acts of violence as part of his bail condition.
The suspension comes a day after the opening of a trial in which the officers are charged with exercising unnecessary authority and discreditable conduct.
The suspended officers include the Regional Police Commander (RPC) Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) South Andrew Kaggwa, Kampala Metropolitan Police Operations Commander Samuel Bamuzibire, Katwe police Operations Commander Patrick Muhumuza and Wandegeya Division Police Commander Moses Nanoka.
Kaggwa has been replaced by his deputy Godfrey Kahebwa while Nanoka is replaced with Joseph Nsabimana who has been the officer in charge of Nateete Police Station. Bamuzibire and ASP Muhumuza’s replacements have yet to be appointed.
According to Kayihura’s message which was released at 10; 30am, the transfers take immediate effec