Kabwila freed on bail

Written by  MBC Online

The Lilongwe magistrates court has granted bail to senior UTM member Jessie Kabwila after being arrested on Saturday night following her utterances during demonstrations organized by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) last week.

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 She was charged with two counts, one of proposing violence at an assembly which is contrary to section 87 subsection 1 A of the penal code and the second one is of uttering words to prejudice of judicial proceedings contrary to section 113 subsection 1D of the penal code.


On the charge of proposing violence, Police are accusing Kabwila of making a statement calculated or likely to incite violence or induce persons to assemble to do physical harm.


Granting the bail on Tuesday, senior resident magistrate Shyrene Chirwa ordered Kabwila to payK20,000 cash bail bond, submit two traceable sureties worth K200,000 non cash. She must also report to Central Region Police every fortnight and notify police whenever she wants to leave Lilongwe.


Kabwila  is expected to appear before the court on  February 4 for trial. It is alleged that on 9th of January this year Jessie Kabwila threatened to deal with the five judges handling the presidential elections case should they rule against the opposition.

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