MUSEVENI BURIAL MOCKERS DENIED COURT BAIL
By John Aine
The grade one magistrate’s court at Mbarara presided over by Sanyu Mukasa has denied bail to the three suspects who are on remand for mocking Museveni’s burial.
The suspects include Max Muhumuza the spokes person for the shadow kingdom, of Ankole, Albert Nangumya; the second year student at Bishop Stuart University and Rogers Asiimwe; the journalist who works with link FM.
These were arrested early this month in Kijungu; the suburb of Mbarara Municipality carrying the casket containing the word “RIP “His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and that of Justice and constitutional Affairs Minister Kahinda Otafiire and some other members of parliament.
They were protesting the amendment of article 102(b) of the 1995 Uganda Constitution which says that for someone to be the president of Uganda, should be between 36 and 75 years old.
The security operatives bumped into the move and arrested the men carrying the casket. The suspects were taken to police custody before they were forwarded to court and thereafter remanded to Kyamugorani government prison.
When they reappeared in court yesterday, they applied for bail but magistrate Mukasa adjourned hearing of their application to 26th July when they will appear again.
It is alleged that the ruling party (NRM) wants it’s mojority in the parliament and amend the article 102(b),in order to allow president Museveni rule beyond 75 years of age .