4 More Mbabazi Supporters Remanded Top story

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The Ntungamo Grade Two Magistrate, Ananiya Tusiime could not allow the four to take plea since his court had no jurisdiction to try them.

Four more supporters of independent presidential candidate, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi have  been denied bail and sent on remand.

The four who include Ramathan Onzima,  Zaphania Batemyeto, Rogers Nduga and Lawrence Mugabe alias King, a radio presenter at Christ FM in Kampala were Wednesday afternoon sent to  Ntungamo central prison until 4th January, 2016.

The Ntungamo Grade Two Magistrate, Ananiya Tusiime could not allow the four to take plea since his court had no jurisdiction to hear the case. 

They are alleged to be the key suspects in the Ntungamo campaign clash on the 13th December, 2015.

The Magistrate read to them charges ranging from assault, grievous harm and malicious damage of property. 

They were sent on remand until 4th January, 2016 when together with seven others who were on Tuesday denied bail will reappear before court.

Meanwhile, the Mbarara Municipality parliamentary candidate, Bright Muhumuza has been released on police bond. He was on Tuesday arrested at Ntungamo magistrates court and detained at Ntungamo central police station.

According to the Ntungamo District Police Commander, Baker Kawonawo, Muhumuza together with others still at large were behind the Ntungamo campaign violence that left over ten NRM supporters injured.

 

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Mariam Kabasongora
Mariam Kabasongora is the Mbarara URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under her docket. Kabasongora has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Kabasongora began her career as a reporter for Messiah Radio in Kasese in 2001. She was subsequently a reporter with Endigyito Radio in 2005, Voice of Kigezi in Kabale between 2002 and 2005 and a freelance reporter with URN from 2007 to 2010. She was the news editor with Voice of Kamwenge in that district from 2008 to 2010.

Kabasongora covers agriculture, local government, health and faith stories. She is also interested in politics.