Makindye Grade One Magistrate Paul Matyama has charged and
remanded seven supporters of US president elect Donald Trump, who were arrested last week for holding what police called an unlawful meeting at the US Embassy in Nsabya.
The seven are Haruna Nsibuka Haruna, Rogers Mukama, Edwin Mwegombe, Moses Bigirwa, Juma Kayondo, Hakim Kizza and Isaac Mado.
These were charged for not notifying police about their public meeting purportedly to celebrate the victory of their candidate and were not allowed to
They were remanded by the magistrate until tomorrow Tuesday when they will appear before the trial magistrate Fortunate Nyapiri, who was away on other official duties.
Prosecution alleges that the seven with others still at large on 10th November 2016 at American Embassy, without Notice signed by an organizer or authorised persons… held a
The accused were led to court cells as the sang that they would soon overcome.
Court was filled to capacity by relatives and friends of the the accused, who
brought all the required documents to bail them out, only to be informed by the magistrate that he had strict instructions from the trail magistrate to have the suspects remanded
“Tomorrow is not very far; so come what may we shall be back here to fight for the freedom of our comrades,” remarked one of the friends at court.
On 25th October this year, one of the suspects Moses Bigirwa Moses was arrested with Allan Kitonsa at the same American Embassy where they
went to express their support and campaign for Donald Trump, who
was an American Presidential candidate by then.