Buganda Road court has set July 10, 2019 as the date to start hearing the case in which Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine is accused of defying orders and held a protest in the city centre against social media tax.
On Thursday, when the case came up for mention, Buganda Road grade one magistrate, Esther Nahirya fixed the hearing date after the state prosecutor, Barbra Kyomugisha told her investigations had been complete and asked for an adjournment.
Earlier, defence lawyers led by Asuman Basaalirwa had notified court that Kyagulanyi was not in court because he was out of the country and asked for his bail to be extended.
The legislator’s co-accused were in court.
The group including Bobi Wine’s brother Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu, Julius Katongole, David Lule, Edward Sebufu also known as Eddie Mutwe and others still at large are accused of disobedience of statutory duty contrary to section 116 of the Penal Code Act an offence committed in July 2018.
Prosecution alleges that the group disobeyed section 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act 2013 by holding a public meeting without giving notice to any authorised officer.
They have since denied the charges and granted bail.
The charges against the group are in connection with aprotesthe led againstOverthe Top Tax (OTT) commonly known as social media tax and mobile money tax that had been introduced by government last year.