Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party leader, Dr Kiiza Besigye was today charged with inciting violence before Buganda Road Court.
Together with his driver, Fred Kato, Besigye appeared before Grade One Magistrate Araali Muhiirwa following criminal sermons issued on June 21 when 13 other opposition politicians were charged with a similar offence.
Prosecution alleges that on June 20, 2013, at various places within Kampala, Besigye and 14 others made statements calculated to incite violence against the public. Prosecution further alleges that on the said date, people of Kisekka Market were preparing to welcome Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, who was going to greet his voters in the market.
The accused reportedly went around the city inciting people to join the Lord Mayor. Besigye and Kato, however, denied the charge and were granted a non-cash bail of 500,000 shillings each. Their sureties who included Lord Mayor Lukwago and city lawyer Chrisestom Katumba were bonded at 5 million shillings each.
They have been ordered to return to court on September 9th.