The Kisoro Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday charged four people, including three pastors, with threatening their fellow pastor.
The prosecution led by Kisoro state prosecutor Peter Muhendo told the court presided over by Raphael Vueni that Pastor Martin Ahimbisbwe, 43, Pastor Charles Turyatemba, 43, Pastor Cossum Mbabazi, 30, all Lift Up pastors Jesus Rubuguri and Annah Nyiranziza, 33, the CEO of Hope Mission Uganda; threatened with violence against another pastor named Pastor Michael Kasingye.
The court was also told that the fifth person accused along with the four Manireba Jado, a Rwandan national working in the same Project Hope mission in Uganda, was unable to appear in court as he was remanded in custody for illegal entry. in the country.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge of threatening violence and, through their lawyer, Solomon Saddam, asked the court to grant them bail because they are all pastors and have families and will obey the law.
His Honor Raphael Vueni granted them all a cash bond of Ugx 500,000 each and the sureties were each bonded at Ugx 2 million not cash.
The case has been adjourned to February 28, 2022, when they will appear in court for mention of the case.