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Music promoter Bajjo granted bail

Bajjo has been granted bail

Bajjo has been granted bail

Events and music promoter Andrew Mukasa also commonly known as Bajjo has been granted bail by Buganda Road Magistrate's court.

Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis today Thursday granted a cash bail of Shs 4 million to Bajjo, and his three sureties have been bonded at Shs 20 million non-cash.

The sureties are Abbey Musinguzi also an events promoter aka Abitex, Aloysius Matovu Kiiza an employee of Buganda Broadcasting Services (BBS TV) and Democratic Party's Moses Bigirwa. State prosecutor Patricia Cingtho had objected to his bail application stating that investigators, in this case, swore an affidavit saying that Bajjo would interfere with investigations once released.

The magistrate noted that the sureties are substantial and directed them to deposit their national identification cards with court. She has advised them to return to court on July 25. Bajjo is charged with offensive communication and inciting violence.His troubles started on June 15 when he was picked by presidential security operatives from Centenary Park. Bajjo was addressing journalists on a marathon to raise funds for the Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine.

He was later held at Special Investigations Unit of Police in Kireka before being arraigned at Buganda Road Magistrate's court. Prosecution alleges that Bajjo in June at various places in Masaka Kampala, Ibanda incited the public against the person of the president.

The prosecution further that in the same areas, Bajjo wilfully and repeatedly with intent to disturb the person and privacy of the president, recorded a video and posted it on social media containing inciting messages. It is alleged that Bajjo incited the public to rise up and force President Museveni out of power before the 2021 elections. 

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