Musician Panadol Waand#039 basajja released on bail

KAMPALA.
After spending a month on remand at Luzira prison over alleged promotion of pornography in her new song, local musician Jemimah Kansiime a.k.a Panadol Wa’ Basajja has been released on bail.

Makindye Chief Magistrate Richard Mafabi released the youthful musician on a non cash bail of Shs1m while her two sureties were each bonded at a non cash bond of Shs2m.

Subsequently, presiding Magistrate ordered her to report back to court on January 29 next year for mention of her case.

The 20-year old musician is facing charges of promoting pornography in her new song ‘Nkulinze’ loosely translated as ‘I am waiting for you’.

The musician was first remanded to Luzira prison on October 30 when she denied the charge on her maiden court appearance. On November 13, she re-appeared in court and further denied the charge.
But court could not release her on bail then as she didn’t have sureties to stand in for her forcing the Magistrate to push her bail application to Tuesday December 2 .

Ms Kansiime was jointly charged with music promoter Mr March Didi Muchwa Mugisha alias Producer Didi on October 30 before the same court.
However, Mr Mugisha voluntarily pleaded guilty on his maiden court appearance and was sentenced to a fine of Shs200,000 or in default be jailed for a period of one year to which he opted for the fine.

Mr Mugisha became the first victim of the Anti pornography law that was passed a year ago.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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