By Elizabeth Ankunda

9th July 2024

 

The former Rubaga Resident City Commissioner, RCC Herbert Anderson Burora has been further remanded to Luzira prison until Friday, July 12th 2024, when he will reappear for a ruling on his bail application.

 

Burora was last week charged and remanded over hate speech and malicious misinformation against government officials including Speaker of Parliament Hon Anitah Among.

 

This is contrary to the Computer Misuse Act, after the NRM critic posted through social media information pinning Speaker Among of corruption between March and June 2024.

 

Today (July 9th, 2024), he reappeared before the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Ronald Kayiizi in an attempt to get released on bail but his application was unsuccessful.

 

It is alleged that Burora, between March and June 2024, in the areas of Kampala District or thereabout, while using a computer via the handle “@haderHB,” shared information likely to ridicule, degrade, or demean and promote hostility against the Speaker of Parliament.

 

A team of seven lawyers Phillip Munaabi, David Kamukama, and Benjamin Katana representing Burora once again asked the court to dismiss the charges against their client because the charge sheet was defective.

 

The Charge sheet was presented by state prosecution led by Richard Birivubuka, Joan Keko, and Ivan Kyazze.

 

If convicted, Burora may be slapped with a fine not exceeding 750 currency points (Shs15 million) which is the equivalent of imprisonment not exceeding seven years or both.

 

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Tuesday 9th July 2024 06:07:44 PM