The Grade one magistrate court in Rukungiri presided over by His worship Wakayemba Martin has today 26 th May 2022 released 5 opposition activists on bail.
The five were arrested on Wednesday 18th May 2022 by a combined security force that was deployed to quell a planned protest against the increasing commodity prices in Rukungiri.
The released activists include Kamusiime Boaz 24 , a resident of Butagatsi cell, Kinyasano ward, Western Division , also the Municipal youth councilor who doubles as deputy municipal speaker, Banini Moris 22 , a resident of Bwooma Northern A ward, western Division, Akampurira Moses 22 , a resident of Kiyindi cell, Rwakabengo ward, Southern division, KanyesigyeB 33 , resident of Kaceeka cell, Northern ward, Western Division a boda boda rider at omukihindi boda boda stage and Turyahabwe Abel 26 , a resident of Kakabada, Western Division all in Rukungiri district.
The five were arrested along Karegyesa Road in Rukungiri town protesting the skyrocketing commodity prices
Prosecution states that they were arrested for causing sound pollution and accusing the government of failing to regulate the prices of commodities;
His worship Wakayemba Martin released them on 100,000 ( One hundred thousand shillings cash bail and the sureties were bonded at One Million shillings (1,000,000) not cash.
The five will return to court on 24 th June 2022
Kamusiime Boaz, revealed that they were tortured but this will not stop them from protesting against the current economic situation.