The Buganda road Magistrate Court, has granted bail of Shs1 million cash bail to Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine after spending three days on remand at Luzira prison.
Mr. Kyagulanyi, was on Monday arrested at Kalerwe market on his way to Kibuli Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) where he was summoned over allegations of breaching of police guidelines and traffic rules.
He was produced before Buganda Road Court Magistrate, Esther Nahirya and charged with disobedience of statutory duty contrary to section 116 of the Penal Code Act, committed in July 2018 and subsequently remanded to Luzira prison.
Through his layers led by Bugiri Municipality MP, Asuman Basalirwa, bobi Wine did not relent, applied for bail a constitutional right to every citizen of Uganda.
The bail application was heard through teleconferencing, a service which doesn’t require inmates to physically appear before court for their cases to continue. Bobi wine is the first inmate to be tried under teleconferencing since it was launched last month. The fully packed court was presided over by Esther Nahirya.
In his submissions, self-proclaimed Ghetto president told the presiding judge that, “whatever you decide is not my business, I stand for the truth and what is right for you, me and those persecuting me. If standing for what is right is going to keep me in prison then be it so, after all, I have a lot of what do here.”
He presented former Minister of Ethics, Miria Matembe, Kasambya county MP, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa, he was granted Shs1 million cash bail as his sureties were ordered to pay Shs10 million not cash.
The MP was restricted from participating in protests and told to report back to court on the May 23, 2019.