The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has remanded Fatuma Nansubuga a 34-year-old  resident of Karerwe market, Kawempe Division to Luzira Prison on charges of common nuisance.

Nansubuga who was arrested two days ago after staging a lone protest outside Parliament was on Thursday arraigned before the Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Caroline Kyoshabire.

The Court has heard that  Nansubuga on July 2, 2024, at KCCA Kampala Central in Kampala District was found walking while carrying placards demanding for resignation of the Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon Annet Anita  Among.

According to the Prosecution, the placards bore words indicating that Uganda must be free from corruption which they say inconvenienced the public in the exercise of their common rights by blocking their walkway thereby concluded to be a common nuisance.

The Prosecution informed the Court that investigations in this case are complete and asked for a hearing date.

However, Nansubuga denied the charges against her and through her lawyer Swaibu Kitakule applied to be released temporarily on bail.

However, Magistrate Kyoshabire advised Nansubuga ‘s lawyer to apply for bail at the next sitting.

Consequently, Nansubuga who has been at Kampala Central Police station for two nights was sent to Luzira Prison until July 9th, 2024.

Nansubuga is not the only person who has appeared at Buganda Road Court in the recent past over cases arising from the alleged condemnation of corruption reportedly perpetuated by Speaker Among.

On Wednesday this week, the former Rubaga Division RCC Herbert Anderson Burora was sent to Luzira Prison by the same court on charges of hate speech and spreading malicious information, shortly after he had been suspended from office on allegations of having continued to issue or utter statements to the social media without express authority from his line supervisors.

Burora had criticized the Speaker Among over corruption on X. A few months ago, a Tiktoker Ibrahim Musana commonly known as Pressure 24/7 was remanded for about two months for promoting hate speech against Anita Among, President Museveni and Kabaka of Buganda before he secured his freedom.


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