Charles Rwomushana, two others granted bail

Charles Rwomushana
Charles Rwomushana

Kampala, Uganda | URN | The former head of Political Intelligence Desk at Internal Security Organization (ISO), Charles Rwomushana, has been granted bail. 

Rwomushana, who declared his intention to contest for the presidency in the 2021 elections was arrested on Tuesday 28th, July 2020 after he was found driving at Kamwokya during curfew time.

Rwomushana was returning from NBS TV where he had been hosted on a talk show. 

The other panelists Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze, Kira Municipality’s Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda and Fred Nyanzi of the National Unity Platform (NUP) spokesperson were forced to spend the night at the television premises for fear of being arrested.

President Museveni imposed a curfew from 9pm to 5:30am following the outbreak of COVID-19. 

Rwomushana on Wednesday 29th appeared at Kampala City Hall Court before Senior Grade One Magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise and charged with disobedience of lawful orders.

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Rwomushana who denied the charges was jointly charged with James Mubiru, Opondo Gaster and Ali Abdallah. 

Tuhimbise granted Rwomushana and each of his co-accused a 200,000 shillings cash bail and their sureties were each bonded at 500,000 shillings. 

However, Abdallah pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined 200,000 shillings.