National
‘Parliament pigs’ protesters granted bail
Publish Date: Jul 04, 2014
‘Parliament pigs’ protesters granted bail
Robert Mayanja and Norman Tumuhimbise in court. PHOTO/Peter Busomoke
  • mail
  • img
newvision

 Court on Friday released two protesters who sneaked two piglets into parliament painted yellow, their lawyer told AFP.

"I am happy my clients are out of prison," lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde said, confirming his clients Robert Mayanja and Norman Tumuhimbise had been released on bail.

Last month the two men managed to sneak into the tightly guarded parliament where they let loose two piglets, in protest at what they said was corruption and extravagant spending by lawmakers.

Mayanja and Tumuhimbise are facing three charges including interrupting parliamentary activities, criminal trespass and conspiracy to sneak piglets into parliament, charges they deny.

The men were released on a non-cash bail equivalent to $780 (570 euros), and told to return to court on August 4. AFP

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Makerere forestry don Lwanga Ssali dead
Dr. Jeremiah Lwanga Ssali, a senior lecturer at the department of forestry and biodiversity at Makerere University has died.He died at CASE Hospital in Kampala on Monday....
Jailed former prison
The Commissioner General of Prison, has granted special status to Anthony Okwonga, 80, the jailed former Officer in Charge of Upper Prison and 25 inmate leaders who are about to complete their sentences....
Man sent to High Court for raping prostitute
A 30-year-old man, accused of raping a prostitute has been committed to High Court in Kampala for trial.The court presided over by City Hall Court Grade One Magistrate, Moses Darious Kakooza sent George Kamulegeya to the High Court after prosecution told court that investigations into the matter were complete....
Attack on UPDF: AMISOM verifying casualties
AMISOM is verifying the number of casualties and extent of the damage following an attack on an African Union base in Somalia, the head of AMISOM, Ambassador Maman Sidikou has said....
FDC delegates conference
Parliament decides to call off its scheduled sitting to allow MPs affiliated with the FDC take part in their party''s delegates conference....
Government to support fallen soldiers’ children - Museveni
President Yoweri Museveni has assured the children of fallen soldiers that government will support them since the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has the records of children of the fallen comrades....
Are poor parliamentary debates a result of removal of school debates?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter