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Artistes who Disturbed Museveni’s Peace by Telling Him to Retire Granted Bail

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Court in Kampala has granted bail to two ‘Museveni Wumula artistes’ accused of disturbing President Yoweri Museveni’s peace by telling him to retire.

MUSEVENI WUMULA ARTISTES

In their song titled ‘[Museveni]Wumula’, producer Jonah Muwanguzi and musician David Mugema tell three-decade president Museveni to retire.

On Tuesday, Muwanguzi and Mugema appeared before Buganda Road magistrates court in Kampala.

Grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu charged Muwanguzi and Mugema with offensive communication contrary to section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act.

Prosecution alleges that the song disturbed Museveni’s peace.

According to prosecution, Muwanguzi and Mugema wilfully composed, recorded, produced and electronically circulated through social media.

Activists such as controversial Makerere University researcher and musician-politician Bobi Wine had condemned the artistes’ arrest.

Stella Nyanzi said Museveni was afraid of the truth in the song.

Bobi Wine castigated the Museveni regime of repressing artistes who opposed it.

MUSEVENI WUMULA ARTISTES GRANTED BAIL

Kamasanyu had jailed the duo until Wednesday when they reappeared.

Abdallah Kiwanuka, lawyer to Muwanguzi and Mugema, asked court to grant the artistes their constitutional right to get bail.

But Uganda Communication Commission prosecutor Julius Mbozi protested the bail application arguing that the five sureties had failed to identify themselves.

 

But Kamasanyu ruled that it was the right of the accused artistes to be granted bail.

Kamasanyu ordered Mugema and Muwanguzi to pay Shs 1m cash each as bond, and Shs 10m non cash for their sureties.

 

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