Kyagulanyi appeared before the Army Court Martial chairman Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti at Gulu barracks on Thursday evening. He was charged with two counts of illegal possession of fire arms and live ammunition. He was later airlifted in a military helicopter to Makindye barracks, where he was remanded to until August 23.
Kyagulanyi's family, friends and journalists who'd waited all day were denied access to the Army court proceedings. Lt. Gen Gutti only allowed in his two lawyers Medard Sseggona and Asuman Basalirwa.
"The honourable Kyagulanyi, we have been able to see him, he’s in great pain as a matter of fact - great, great pain. He was badly beaten and brutalised; he cannot walk, he cannot stand, he can only sit with great difficulty. So everything he does, he does with support. He can’t talk, he can’t see [and] it is hard to say whether he understands this and that. That notwithstanding, he has been charged with three counts of unlawful possession of firearms and I hear 35 rounds of bullets of a particular classification. That he was in possession of a pistol, unlawful possession of firearms at his hotel room at Pacific in Arua." said Sseggona.
As Sseggona narrated Kyagulanyi's health condition to journalists, the legislator's wife Barbie Kyagulanyi broke down in tears. According to Basalirwa, Lt. Gen Gutti said that while at Makindye barracks, Kyagulanyi will be allowed access to his family and friends.