KCCA Division Speakers Remanded for Holding Unlawfull Assembly

Two Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA division speakers have been remanded to Luzira Prison for staging unlawful assembly.

The KCCA speakers Charles Lwanga Lubya, of Makindye division, and Justus Akampulirwa, of Kawempe division, were arrested on Monday from Parliament where they had gone to petition the Speaker over the prolonged detention of National Unity Platform (NUP) supporters. They were arrested together with Najja Nasif, a councilor from Kawanda in Nabweru Division, Nasana Municipality, and Hamuza Kasozi, of Nansana Municipality.

The group on Tuesday appeared before the City Hall Grade One Magistrate Edgar Karakire on charges of unlawful assembly.

Court heard that on Monday while at Parliament, the group assembled with the intent to carry out a common purpose and conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause persons in the neighborhood to fear that the accused would cause a breach of peace.

But the accused persons denied the charges and through their lawyer, Nasser Kibazo asked to be released on bail.

Karakire however adjourned the case on March 3 to allow him to study the bail documents and make a ruling on their application.

Since 2019, security personnel have been accused of arresting and abducting several Ugandans especially supporters of the National Unity Platform- NUP.

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