Police sealed off the court premises allowing only a small number of Mr Kahonda’s supporters who had crowded at the gate demanding to enter and witness the proceedings in a case in which the MP is charged with alleged forgery of academic documents of a Bachelors Degree in Guidance and Counseling obtained at Ndejje University.
Luweero Chief Magistrate Charles Sserubuga adjourned the bail hearing to August 1.
Through his lead lawyer Mr Caleb Mwesigwa , Mr Kahonda had presented three sureties but the magistrate said he could not hear application in absence of the State Prosecutor Ms Beatrice Alok who was busy attending a High Court session.
“ The file was not sanctioned by the Resident State Attorney but the Office of the DPP at the Headquarters in Kampala. The State Prosecutor has pleaded for time to peruse through the file at a convenient time before proceeding. It is also prudent that we consider the fact that there is another bail application before High Court in Jinja which will be entertained on July 27. I believe August 1 is a convenient date,” Mr Sserubuga ruled.
More than 200 Kahonda supporters crowded at the gate after the Anti-riot police sealed off the Court premises and only allowed a few to enter.
On June 7, the Jinja Chief Magistrate John Francis Kaggwa convicted and sentenced MP Kahonda to 9 months in prison on charges of forgery.