By Wilber Muhwezi Kasibante and Nelson Twinamatsiko
The Bushenyi lead activist Apollo Lee Kakonge has this evening been remanded to Nyamushekyera government prison over charges of attempted murder.
Kakonge who is the Executive officer West Ankole Civil Society Forum and leader of Make Bushenyi Great Again appered before Bushenyi Grade one magistrate’s court where he was charged with attempted murder.
Prosecution told court that on 10th of July 2017 while in Bushenyi district attempted to kill Abraham Muganzi; a local journalist based in Bushenyi.
Kakonge was not allowed to enter plea since his case is only tried by chief magistrate’s court.
He was put on remand until 1st August2017 when his case will come up again for mention.
Jafari and Hasan Basajjabalaba have taken advantage of the case to revenge Kakonge for having led Make Bushenyi Great Again; a pressure group that forced Jafari Basajjabalaba to allow the district service commission commence work.
When Jafari Basajjabalaba was ordered by high court to sign appointment letters for the service commission members, h e used one Emmanuel Karasi again to sue the district council challenging the legality of the commission.
Kakonge’s case which started as assault was later changed into attempted murder awarding him a two week remand in Nyamushekyera government prison.