Kampala Central MP Nsereko Released from Tororo Prison after more than 216 hours in Detention

Reports Samuel Ouga –

Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammed Nsereko has been released on bail by Court in Tororo District, pending trial.

Mr Nsereko was remanded on Friday to Morukatipe Prison, Tororo District, over alleged charges of inciting violence in Butaleja District during the burial of the former area Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda.

The outspoken MP was arrested on December 24 following his condemnation of government’s handling of the investigation into the cause of Nebanda’s death. Mr Nsereko was initially held at the Special Investigations Unit offices in Kireka until December 28, when he was transferred to Tororo.

Trial Chief Magistrate, Mr Charles Emuria ordered for the released of Mr Nsereko.

The leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mr Nathan Nandala Mafabi and Emmanuel Lumala Ddombo, the Bunyole East MP stood surety for Mr Nsereko, with each depositing Shs500, 000 in cash.

Hearing of the case resumes on January 31, 2013.

On a related case, earlier on Friday, the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate also released Kinkizi East MP Dr Chris Baryomunsi and his co-accused Dr Sylvester Onzivua on a non-cash bail of Shs 10m each.The two doctors were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony when they allegedly conspired to unlawfully obtain body samples of the late Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda. Dr Onzivua was separately charged with abuse of office.

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