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Music promoter Bajjo remanded to Luzira

Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo in the dock

Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo in the dock

Buganda Road Magistrate's court has remanded events and music promoter Andrew Mukasa also known as Bajjo to Luzira prison for one week. 

Mukasa appeared before Grade One magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis and two charges of incitement to violence and offensive communication were read to him.

Prosecution alleges that Mukasa at various places in Masaka, Kampala, Ibanda incited the public against the person of the president.

Prosecution further states that in the same areas, Mukasa willfully 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. 

Mukasa reportedly used his mobile phone to record a video, saying that he was going to overthrow the government of Uganda before 2021.  

When he was asked to take plea, Mukasa pleaded guilty to offensive communication. However his lawyer Erias Lukwago pleaded with the magistrate to re-read the charges to Mukasa. 

The magistrate was forced to remand Bajjo to Luzira prison to allow court get a fluent Luganda interpreter who can translate for him the charges.

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+2 #1 kabayekka 2019-06-19 02:19
With the high load of work and the low wages of the NRM judiciary, much of these cases should go to the Arbitration section of these Ugandan courts.

Otherwise soon these courts will be required to listen to high court cases concerning what some people talked to themselves in the public toilets.
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+1 #2 Lakwena 2019-06-19 10:12
Quoting kabayekka:
With the high load of work and the low wages of the NRM judiciary, much of these cases should go to the Arbitration section of these Ugandan courts.

Otherwise soon these courts will be required to listen to high court cases concerning what some people talked to themselves in the public toilets.


In other words Kabayyeka, Uganda is becoming a basket case. It can now confirm Donald Trump when when last year he insinuated that African countries are shit-holes.
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0 #3 Kabayekka 2019-06-19 13:05
Lakwena thanks for your advice. This is a young man who has been refused to manage his business so that he can earn a living and pay state tax as the rest of the public and the police.

There are lots of unemployed youth right now in this country.

That is why Mr Bajjo feels as he has told us that he does not like the government that stops him to earn a living. Surely this young and fit man has got a family to look after like the rest of us all!
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0 #4 Kabayekka 2019-06-19 13:14
Such a young man who has come out and talked to the public about the misery of his life must be appreciated and not threatened by a prison sentence!

Many young people in Africa want to work hard for a living if they can be given the chance.
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