Nakawa Magistrate’s Court has granted bail to Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze over charges of inciting the public to attack and murder public figures.
Nambooze was arrested on June 13, 2018 from her home in Mukono and detained at Naggalama police station over statements she made before and after the gruesome assassination of Arua Municipality Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Abiriga and his brother Said Kongo Buga.
The legislator was later granted bail after being incarcerated at Kiruddu hospital following her admission when she fell sick in Naggalama police cells. She flew to India where she underwent surgical operation.
Nambooze was this week summoned to appear before Kibuli CID Homicide Department to answer alleged charges which police say contravenes with the Penal Code Act.
On reaching Kibuli, the legislator broke down into tears after her personal assistant informed her file is ready and she is scheduled to appear before Nakawa Magistrates Court.
Appearing before Magistrate Noah Sajjabi, Nambooze was charged with inciting the public to attack and murder public figures.
However, through her lawyers led by Erias Lukwago, Nambooze applied for bail. She presented Kalungu West MP Joseph Ssewungu and Lubaga North lawmaker, Moses Kasibante.
She was asked Shs5 million none cash bail as her sureties were directed to pay Shs10 million none cash. Court was then adjourned to September 27, 2018.
Prosecution claims that on or about June 9, 2018, Nambooze committed the offences by uttering and posting in media inciting the public to attack and murder public figures.