Buganda road court has released on bail the two men accused of disturbing president Museveni’s peace through a song.
These including; Jonah Muwanguzi and David Mugema, were on Tuesday arraigned before Buganda road magistrates court and charged with offensive communication by composing a song that disturbed president Museveni’s peace contrary to section 25 of the computer misuse act.
On Wednesday, through their lawyer, Abdalla Kiwanuka,the duo asked court to be released on bail arguing that it is their constitutional right and that the offence is bailable.
They together presented five sureties.
However in repsonse the state prosecutor from Uganda Communication Commission,Julius Mbozi objected to Muwanguzi’s bail application saying that his sureties had failed to properly identify themselves.
However in her ruling, Buganda road Grade one Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu said the accused had a right to be released on bail after presenting sureties whom she said were substantial.
She asked each of the accused to pay one million shillings cash bond and ten million non cash for each of the sureties.
Prosecution alleges that between 2015 and 2017 at Salama road in Makindye division, the duo wilfully and repeatedly composed, recorded, produced and electronically communicated through social media a song titled ‘Wumula’ where they attacked and disturbed the peace of of the president of Uganda without a purpose of legitimate communication.
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