Dr Kiiza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president has been released on a non-cash bail of five million Shillings.

Besigye was jointly charged with Ingrid Turinawe, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Innocent Tashobya, Joseph Akankwasa, Moses Byamukama and Fred Asiimwe for inciting violence, malicious damage and disobedience to statutory duty. They appeared before Rukungiri Chief Magistrates Court this morning.

The prosecution alleges that the group incited the public into assaulting Assistant Inspector of Police John Barugahare and Police Constable Donovico Twinamatsiko during a public gathering in Rukungiri municipality last week. They were also accused of damaging police vehicle registration number UP 2618 and holding a public meeting without lawful authorization.

Few hours after the Rukungiri Court released Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former FDC Presidential candidate, together with other three senior party leaders, they are still taking refuge at court premises, fearing to be re-arrested.

Dr. Besigye, Mr Patrick Amuriat Oboi, who is vying for the party’s leadership, Ms Ingrid Turinawe, party mobiliser and Innocent Mr Innocent Tashobya the Rukungiri municipality council speaker, have been charged for disobedience and causing violence.

They were released on bail after granting them a Shs 5m cash bail each, this morning. They will report back on November 16.

According to their lawyer, Erias Lukwago, immediately the court released Besigye and his group, the Police sealed off the court premises.

“Dr. Besigye and other colleagues are struck in the court. They cannot move out because the security agents are preparing to re-arrest them. We want to go Besigye’s residential home, few meters away from the court,” Lukwago said.

But the Police said they want to escort Besigye up to his home, blocking him from causing chaos in Rukungiri town.
The Police also accused Besigye’s supporters of vandalizing property last week, vowing that this time, they will not allow it to happen.

Betty Muzanira, Fred Tumuheirwe Turyamuhweza and Gadson Mutabazi stand sureties to Besigye, Amuriat and Turinawe.

Besigye and his co accused were given a none cash bail of shs 5m each while all the seven sureties were also given a condition of none cash of shs 50m each.

The accused will come back in court on 16th November for mention of their case again.
Besigye after getting bail was joined by, opposition MPs Allan Sewanyama (Makindye West) and Mubarak Munyagwa (Kawempe) South.Few hours after the Rukungiri Court released Dr. Kizza Besigye, the former FDC Presidential candidate, together with other three senior party leaders, they are still taking refuge at court premises, fearing to be re-arrested.

Dr. Besigye, Mr Patrick Amuriat Oboi, who is vying for the party’s leadership, Ms Ingrid Turinawe, party mobiliser and Innocent Mr Innocent Tashobya the Rukungiri municipality council speaker, have been charged for disobedience and causing violence.

They were released on bail after granting them a Shs 5m cash bail each, this morning. They will report back on November 16.

According to their lawyer, Erias Lukwago, immediately the court released Besigye and his group, the Police sealed off the court premises.

“Dr. Besigye and other colleagues are struck in the court. They cannot move out because the security agents are preparing to re-arrest them. We want to go Besigye’s residential home, few meters away from the court,” Lukwago said.

But the Police said they want to escort Besigye up to his home, blocking him from causing chaos in Rukungiri town.
The Police also accused Besigye’s supporters of vandalizing property last week, vowing that this time, they will not allow it to happen.

Betty Muzanira, Fred Tumuheirwe Turyamuhweza and Gadson Mutabazi stand sureties to Besigye, Amuriat and Turinawe.

Besigye and his co accused were given a none cash bail of shs 5m each while all the seven sureties were also given a condition of none cash of shs 50m each.

The accused will come back in court on 16th November for mention of their case again.
Besigye after getting bail was joined by, opposition MPs Allan Sewanyama (Makindye West) and Mubarak Munyagwa (Kawempe) South.