former Bubulo West MP Tonny Kipoi Nsubuga

Former Bubulo West legislator, Tonny Kipoi Nsubuga, has been denied bail by High Court judge after spending close to one year period in jail.

Kipoi was arrested in Botswana in February alongside a one Robert Kitali and both were extradited in March 2018 for reportedly extorting money by posing as a witch doctors. He is currently facing treason charges in Makindye General Court Martial chaired by Lt. Gen. Andrew Guti.

Through his layers led by Ronald Idulo of Ojok and Company advocates, Kipoi has applied for a temporary release from Makindye military barracks contending that he has a fix home in Bubulo where he can be found whenever is required by Court.

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“First of the offence that is averred to have been committed by Kipoi is not capital in nature, therefore he can be released on bail to go and look after his family as he reports to court,” said counsel Ronald Idulo.

Counsel Idulo said his client is a Uganda and therefore he has a right to apply for bail as it is stipulated under article 28 of the constitution of Uganda.

Appearing before Justice, Jane Francis Abodo, Kipoi’s bail application was dismissed on ground that military court has jurisdictions to released him on bail all acquit him of all charges leveled against him.

Prosecution avers that between November 2012 and December 2013, while in various districts of Masaka, Jinja, Kampala Uganda, and Kipoi convened meetings to recruit soldiers with the intention of overthrowing government.

In 2013, Kipoi was allegedly arrested in Congo and charged with treason however he refuted the claims, saying he had fled the country because of bad governance under President Yoweri Museveni

Former Bubulo West legislator Tony Kipoi Nsubuga is charged alongside five UPDF soldiers: Sgt. Yunus Lemeriga, Sgt. Adams Mawa, Sgt. Albino Okenge, Cpl. Rogers Mwiru, and Private Ddodola Ijosiga.