Gashumba Out on Bond

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In short
It is alleged that Gashumba alias Frank Ssenyondo and his brother Innocent Katamba, and others still at large during the month of September 2017 in Kampala District, forged a stamp for the ministries of Finance and Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of South Sudan.

Social media activists Frank Gashumba and his brother Innocent Kasumba are on court bond. The Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate, James Mawanda Eremye released the two brothers ton Monday on non-cash bond of Shillings 20 million.

Each of their three sureties including Joseph Sewungu Gonzaga, the Kalungu West MP, Ssebagala Kigozi, businessman and Emmanuel Musoke, the former Kalungu LC V Chairman also executed a non-cash bond of Shillings 20 million.

He asked the suspects to deposit their passports in the court. Eremye didn't read formal charges for the accused due to the absence of prosecutor resulting from their ongoing strike. The duo is charged with forgery, impersonation, conspiracy to commit a felony and possession of narcotic drugs.
 
He explained to the duo that they would be charged formally once prosecutor's resume their work. It is alleged that Gashumba alias Frank Ssenyondo and his brother Innocent Katamba, and others still at large during the month of September 2017 in Kampala District, forged a stamp for the ministries of Finance and Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of South Sudan.

Gashumba and his brother were picked up last week by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) for allegedly impersonating a defense ministry official and attempting to con an investor. 

A search conducted in their homes and offices led to the recovery of numerous stamps of different ministries, passports bearing different names of the suspects and cocaine.

 

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Dear Jeanne is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Jeanne has been a URN staff member since 2014.

Jeanne started out as a political and crime reporter for NBS television in 2010. She went on to become a news director at the station before leaving in 2012 to join The Daily Monitor as an investigative reporter in 2012.

Jeanne is ambitious to improve her investigative reporting skills. Jeanne’s focus for much of her five year career has been to report on crime and security.