Music promoter Andrew Mukasa, also known as Bajjo has been sent back to Luzira Prison, due to the absence of trial magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis, who was expected to give a ruling on his bail application.
Bajjo is facing charges of offensive communication and inciting violence against president Yoweri Museveni. He had initially pleaded guilty to the charges but later changed his plea after court secured a fluent Luganda interpreter to guide him into understanding the charges.
Through his lawyer Erias Lukwago, Bajjo applied for bail, on grounds that the charges against him are bailable before the court, and that he has no previous criminal record.
He presented fellow events promoter Abbey Musinguzi (Abitex), TV personality Aloysius Matovu Kizza, and politician Moses Bigirwa, as his sureties.
Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu told the court that the trial Magistrate was away on leave and advised Bajjo’s lawyers to seek guidance from the Acting Chief Magistrate Robert Mukanza to advise if he can instruct any other Magistrate to deliver a ruling on their bail application.
Kamasanyu adjourned the matter to July 11, 2019.