Bajjo granted bail

Thursday July 11 2019

Events and music promoter Andrew Mukasa also

Events and music promoter Andrew Mukasa also known as Bajjo of Bajjo Events in the dock at Buganda Road Magistrates Court recently. PHOTO BY KELVIN ATUHAIRE  

By BETTY NDAGIRE

Events and music promoter Andrew Mukasa also known as Bajjo of Bajjo Events has been released on bail by Buganda Road Magistrates Court.
Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis on Thursday morning granted Bajjo a cash bail of Shs4 million while his three sureties were each bonded Shs20 million non-cash.
The sureties are Abbey Musinguzi also an Events Promoter popularly known as Abitex, Aloysius Matovu Kiiza, an employee of Buganda Broadcasting Services (BBS TV) and Democratic Party activist Moses Bigirwa.

However, state prosecutor Patricia Cingtho had objected to his bail application saying he would interfere with investigations if freed. However, the magistrate observed that the sureties were substantial and directed them to deposit their National Identification cards with court. She also advised them to return to court on July 25, 2019.

Bajjo is charged with offensive communication and inciting violence. His troubles started on June 15, 2019 when he was picked by security operatives from Centenary Park where he was addressing journalists on a marathon to raise funds for the Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine. He was later held at Special Investigations Unit of Police in Kireka before he was arraigned at Buganda Road Magistrates Court.

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Prosecution alleges that Bajjo in June 2019 at various places in Masaka, Kampala and Ibanda incited violence in the public against the person of the President. Prosecution further states that in the same areas, Bajjo disobediently and repeatedly with intent to disturb the person and privacy of the President, recorded a video and posted it on social media containing provocative messages. In the recording, Bajjo allegedly threatened to overthrow government before 2021 general elections.

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