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FREE AT LAST: Otafiire Rival MP Kahonda Granted Bail


Luweero Chief Magistrate’s Court has Tuesday granted bail to Ruhinda County Member of Parliament Captain (Rtd) Donozio Kahonda.

Last week, Jinja High Court judge Eva Luswata granted bail to Kahonda, the man who defeated Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Kahinda Otafiire, pending the hearing of his appeal challenging his nine-month imprisonment over forgery.

But Kahonda was later immediately rearrested to answer the same charges in Luweero Magistrate’s court.

The MP is charged with uttering forged documents to obtain admission at Ndejje University where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Guidance and counselling.

Today, court has granted him bail. But the legislator could lose his seat if High Court does not overturn his conviction.

Any MP convicted of a criminal offence ceases to hold his/her seat if he is sentenced to a jail term of at least six months.

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