Hundreds of politicians show Zaake solidarity at his bail hearing

By Moses Kidandi
Hundreds of opposition politicians have thronged the magistrates court in Gulu as the member of parliament for Mityana municipality appeared for his bail application.

Zaake is accused of escaping from police custody though he later appeared with a swollen face and badly damaged fingers is charged with treason with 30 others.

This was during the Arua municipality campaigns when they are accused of obstructing the Presidential motorcade and pelting the presidents car with stones and damaging its windscreens.

Member of Parliament, Zake was released on a non cash bond of 10 million shillings after Muwanga Kivumbi stood surety for him.

The legislator and 35 others are expected to appear in Gulu court on 14th march.Other MPs present at court were Kyadondo east MP Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu, Wadri Kasyano,Latif Sebagal,Hon Semujju Nganda,Allan Sewanyana and Mathias Mpuga among others.

Security heightened at the airport as Zaake clearance hangs in balance

By Robert Segawa

Seven police patrol vehicles and one ambulance have cordoned off airport premises ready to transport back the Mityana municipality legislator Hon Francis Zaake who was earlier set to travel to India for treatment.

This is in response that the Mityana municipality legislator has been on the police wanted list amidst claims that he escaped from police custody.

This afternoon the immigration police had tasked the legislators lawyers and relatives to clearance letter from the director of Crime intelligence department Grace Akullo who asked the relatives of Hon to be transferred to Mulago referral hospital earlier this week.

The relatives however failed to comply to the police directive leading them the security agencies to block him from leaving the country.

The legislator has however missed the Fly Emirates flight which was meant to transport him to India for treatment.

Zaake denied clearance to travel to India

By Robert Segawa

Mityana Municipality legislator Francis Zaake is still stranded at VIP lounge after security officer s at  Entebbe international Airport demanding for clearance letter.

According to his lawyer Asuma Basalirwa the security officer on duty identified him self as Oloka asked them to produce a letter from director of crime intelligence department Grace Akullo.

Hon Zaake left Rubaga hospital this morning  in an ambulance headed to India for further treatment.

However, authorities at the airport informed his care takers that he could not fly out of the country.

Zaake is reported to have sustained various injuries after they were allegedly tortured by security operatives on the eve of Arua municipality by election.

Earlier this week  the director of CID Grace Akullo wrote to the Rubaga administration asking them to transfer Hon Zaake to Mulago referral hospital.

Zaake will travel with his wife Bridget Namirembe if granted permission to travel . Asuman Basalirwa also said family members and friends are footing the bill.