Wadri To Appeal Tough Bail Conditions

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Arua Municipality Member of Parliament-elect Kassiano Ezati Wadri says he will appeal the bail condition stopping him from visiting Arua Municipality for the next three months.

Gulu High Court on Monday banned Wadri from stepping foot in his constituency, saying he will interfere with investigations of the treason charge which he and 32 others are facing.

Wadri says he finds the condition unfair to his electorates because it will silence the voices of his constituency for the next three months. He says he will return to court to seek a review of the tough bail condition to allow him interface with his electorates.

Earlier lawyer Medard Seggona Lubega, one of the lawyers representing the suspects had rejected the condition saying Wadri is mandated to represent the people of Arua Municipality and report to his constituency on a monthly basis as per the rules of procedure of Parliament.

According to Justice Stephen Mubiru, the Gulu Resident judge the case was transferred to Gulu court since the environment in Arua remains tense and chaotic. He said having Wadri return to Arua Municipality will make the West Nile town go up in flames.

Wadri says he finds the reason court fronted to prevent him frivolous because Arua will go up in flames if its people continue being denied their representation.

Kassiano Wadri is one of 33 suspects who have been in detention for more than two weeks in Gulu Central Prison following their arrest from Arua Municipality on August 13th. They were charged with Treason and remanded to Gulu Central Prison, for allegedly throwing stones which smashed the rear windscreen of a vehicle in the Presidential Motorcade.

Those include Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, Jinja Municipality MP Paul Mwiru, Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga, Arua Municipality MP-elect Kassiano Wadri and Former Makindye East MP Micheal Mabikke, among others.

They were released on a non-cash bond of 5 million Shillings, for each of the suspects and 10 million Shillings for each of the sureties. The sureties included politicians and relatives of the accused persons. They included, among others, Mugisha Muntu, Eddie Yawe, Winnie Kiiza, Betty Aol Ochan, Barnabas Tinkasimire, Sulaiman Kidandala and Charles Serunjogi Musoke, among others.

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