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Events promoter Abitex granted bail, charged with four new offenses

Man Jose Kayima

Promoter Abby Musinguzi alias Abitex and his MC Jjuuko Francis have been granted bail by Makindye Magistrates Court.

Each was ordered to pay Shs2 million and their sureties were ordered to execute a non-cash bond of Shs20m each.

The group was also ordered to return to court on February 7th, 2023.

Abitex was earlier charged with nine offenses of rash and negligent acts but now, prosecution has added four more charges to make it 13.

The promoter denied all the charges before Makindye Court grade one magistrate Iga Adiru.

Abitex and his MC, Jjuuko are now charged with 13 counts of rash and negligent acts that caused the death of 11 people and injuring two at Freedom City mall stampede.

It is alleged that Abitex closed all other outlets from the venue gates leaving only one small gate which cannot allow revellers to move out easily or safely.

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