Jobless Brotherhood Youths Remanded Over Unemployment Protest

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A group of nine unemployed youths, who were on Monday arrested while demonstrating and carrying a coffin with them in Kampala, were Tuesday afternoon arraigned before court, charged and remanded to Luzira prison.

A group of nine unemployed youths, who were on Monday arrested while demonstrating and carrying a coffin with them in Kampala, were Tuesday afternoon arraigned before court, charged and remanded to Luzira prison.
 
The group calling themselves the ‘Jobless Brotherhood’ appeared before City Hall Magistrate’s Court and denied the charges of participating in unlawful assembly.
 
The suspects include; Ferdinand Luutu, Amos Ajock, Oloya Akena, Ambrose Juma, Nasimbwa Nalongo, Augustine Ojobilo, Joram Mwesigye, Robert Mayanja, and Norman Tumuhimbise.
 
They appeared before Grade One Magistrate Erias Kakooza.
 
The youths were arrested Monday morning at the Independence monument near Speke Road in Kampala.
 
They were demonstrating over what they called rampant youth unemployment that stands at 83% . The youths’ actions of carrying a coffin was a sign to show the whole world that the Uganda is indeed dead and ready to be buried.
 
One of the youths Norman Tumuhimbise was part of the two youths who recently sneaked two piglets that had been painted yellow into Parliament. 
 
Trial magistrate Mr Kakooza ordered them to return to court on August 7 for bail application.
 
Prosecution alleges that on August 4, along Speke Road in Kampala the suspects with an intention of causing disturbance in Kampala participated in unlawful assembly by moving around with a coffin.