By Mukose Arnold Anthony
Buganda Road Court Magistrate Marion Mangeni has on Thursday afternoon released seven activists who on January 13,2020 stormed kampala streets while protesting against the rampant corruption in the country in a mockery style to that of the December 4, 2019 presidential anti corruption walk.
These activists were on January 16, 2020 charged with disobedience to lawful orders in accordance to section 5 and 10 POMA when they allegedly failed to comply with police orders who wanted the activists to stop what they were doing at the time of the arrest.
Prosecution alleges that, on the fateful day, the seven together with other six who were released on January 21, 2020 on a cash bail of 200,000/, stormed Kampala and Entebbe roads with newsletters of black Monday, containing a list of stolen and swindled Ugandans funds and corrupt officials.
It further alleges that, these activists had bells, megaphones and were wearing black overalls with anti-corruption message and that their walk was dubbed the “Real anti-corruption walk”.
Those released today include; Faridah Bikobere, Nakiyemba Joan, Kemigisha Sharon, Mukooli Saad, Ssemwanga Jackson and Yiga Muzafalu on a bond 300,000/ cash and each of their sureties bonded by court at 1,000,000/ and ordered to report back on February 20 2020 for hearing since investigations into the matter have been concluded.
The accused are being represented by Eron Kiiza of Kiiza and Mugisha Advocates, Gawaya Tegule, Malende Shamim and Hon Asuman Basalirwa.
The 13 activists include; Faridah Bikobere, Nakiyemba Joan, Kemigisha Sharon, Mukooli Saad, Ssemwanga Jackson, Yiga Muzafalu, Lukwaho Ashraph, Kaweesi Badru, Gafaayo Jimmy, Kizito Richard, Tumukunde Godfrey and Neyesiga Shailock