Nyanjura, Adeke and female activists given Shs 1m cash bail

The leaders of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party were each given a cash bail of 1 million shillings.

The six female leaders are; MP Hon Adeke Anna, Deputy Mayor Doreen Nyanjura, Wokuri Madanda, Nanyonjo Susan, Miriam Kizito and Amony Alice.

Activists in court

They were arrested last week for protesting high commodity prices and for keeping opposition figure Dr Kizza Besigye in detention.

FDC members and supporters broke into chants on Tuesday inside the Law Development Center (LDC courtroom) where the six women appeared for a bail hearing.

They demanded the release of all political prisoners.

The magistrate further remanded them until the bail was filled.

Adeke flashes an FDC sign

The matter was adjourned to June 22 at 10 a.m. for mention of the matter.

Their lawyer and Lord Mayor of Kampala, Erias Lukwago, noted that the state is using the court to frustrate Ugandans.

Mayor Lukwago speaking to the press

“And if these activists could not afford to pay 6 million shs, it would lead to them being fired again and abusing their rights. It has to stop,” he told the court.

Some of the activists present at the bail hearing included; Patricia Munabi, Flavia Kalule, Joyce Bagala, Andrew Karamagi, Brian Atuhaire, among others.

President of the FDC Party Eng. Patrick Oboi Amuriat, Hon. Ssemujju Nganda, Wafula Oguttu, Assistant Secretary Harold Kaija, Hon. Kabuusu Moses, students from Makerere University, etc. were also present.

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