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Courts summons Besigye for skipping bail

By Betty Amamukirori, Barbra Kabahumuza, Michael Odeng

Added 14th September 2016 05:49 AM

Justice Wilson Musene gave him a condition to report to court once every two weeks until the hearing of his case is fixed

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Justice Wilson Musene gave him a condition to report to court once every two weeks until the hearing of his case is fixed

Former presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye has been summoned to appear before the Nakawa Court grade one magistrate, Christine Ntenge, after he failed to report to the High Court registrar as per his bail requirement.

While releasing him on bail, Justice Wilson Musene gave him a condition to report to court once every two weeks until the hearing of his case is fixed. However, after reporting three times, Besigye was allowed to travel to the United States.

On Monday, Besigye was supposed to report to court but since it was a public holiday, he did not.

According to the summons issued on Tuesday, Besigye is expected to appear at Nakawa Court on October 12th, for mention of his treason case.

On May 13, 2016, Besigye was arraigned before the Moroto Chief Magistrate, Charles Yeteise, and charged with treason.

It is alleged that he and others who are still at large on February 20th and May 11th this year planned to forcefully ascend to the Office of the President.

It is also alleged that while in the various parts of Wakiso and Kampala districts, demanded for an independent international audit of the February 18 polls, to be conducted before the President was sworn in.

According to prosecution, he on April 7th, while at Kasangati, uttered words to the effect that he would establish a cabinet for the Republic of Uganda.

Other accusations against him are that he unlawfully declared himself the winner of the 2016 Presidential Elections, he defied lawful orders and mobilized people to attend his swearing in and that he unlawfully took the presidential oath, undertaking to execute the functions and duties of the Office of the President.

The state is still carrying out its investigations into the matter.

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