Makerere University students guild president, Julius Kateregga and five other NUP/PP activists were last evening released on court bail worth UGX 1,000,000 non-cash following their week long detention at Kitalya prison.
The appellants; Julius Kateregga, Tonny Lukyamuzi, Namwanje Jamila, Luyinda Patrick, Kiwanuka Akilewo, Nkata Twaha, and Kimera Joachim, were released after NUP/PP lawyer and Kampala woman MP aspirant, Shamim Malende stepped in to offer legal assistance. The six were granted a non cash bail by the Nabweru magistrates court after taking plea on the orchestrated charges of inciting violence and disobeying lawful orders by involving in actions likely to spread the novel Corona virus disease.
Counsel Malende urged Ugandans not to give up on the struggle. “The state will always come up with cases to derail activists from focusing on the ball but I urge you not to relent,” she said. “As Malende, I will continue to offer legal assistance to all activists because justice is a service,” she added.
Upon his release, Julius Kateregga said the seven days experience at Kitalya will not deter him at all. “They will arrest the body but not the spirit. Our revolution is unstoppable,” he said.
Elsewhere, NUP/PP flag raiser Denicity Owakabi was also released after a thorough follow up by Kawempe North MP aspirant, Muhammad Ssegirinya. Ntambi Richard who has been in detention with Denicity has been rushed to a clinic for proper treatment of the open wounds afflicted on him during the brutal arrest.