Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has granted Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine) a sh1m cash bail in Kampala.
Kyagulanyi was at the beginning of this week remanded to Luzira Prison after being charged with disobedience of statutory duty.
The charge sheet tendered before court showed that the musician-turned-politician faces charges of offences he allegedly committed last year. He is said to have held a public meeting without giving notice to any authorized officer or Police.
Following his successful bail application on Thursday shortly after 2pm local time, Magistrate Esther Nahirya barred the barred the MP from engaging in unlawful demostration.
He is expected to report back to court on May 23 – three weeks from today.
Earlier on Thursday, court went into a one-hour break after the defence team presented their client’s bail application to court, alongside three sureties – plus arguments for bail. The prosecution side was also given an opportunity to present their submission against bail for the legislator.
Kyagulanyi, the accused, followed proceedings remotely from Luzira Prison via the video conferencing system. He stood in a prison court dock, flanked by two prison officers, throughout the session.
After about three hours of proceedings, the magistrate decided to stand over the session briefly to allow her time to prepare the judgement on the bail application.
An hour later, she would make the highly-anticipated pronouncement, which sent Kyagulanyi’s supporters into celebrations inside the court. End