Kinkizi East Member of Parliament Chris Baryomunsi and Mulago Hospital Doctor Sylvestre Onzivua were on Monday afternoon released on a non-cash bail of Sh 1 million each by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate in Kampala.
Baryomunsi and Onzivua were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony after they tried to illegally get hold of the Late Cerinah Nebanda’s body samples after a post mortem at Mulago Hospital.
Cerinah Nebanda, the former Butaleja woman Member of Parliament passed away on December 14th and her death has ruffled some feathers on Uganda’s political scene with many questioning the cause of her death.
A charge of abuse of office was also slapped on Mulago Hospital Dr Sylvestre Onzivua.
Dr Onzivua was arrested at Entebbe International Airport as he attempted to smuggle body samples of the late MP for further examination in South Africa.
Abdu Katuntu, Bugweri Member of Parliament and Mukasa Mbide represented Baryomunsi while Members of Parliament stood surety for the two doctors.
The two doctors’ representatives said it was unfortunate that the two had been held in custody beyond the 48 hours provided for by the constitution.
On Monday, President Yoweri Museveni while addressing the press over the MP’s death accused Baryomunsi and some of his colleagues of stealing the late Nebanda’s blood samples and called those spreading rumors the government could have had a hand in the death as “fools, idiots and manipulative crooks”
Baryomunsi was arrested on Monday together with Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammed Nsereko over statements they made at the funeral of the deceased legislator.
However, after being released Baryomunsi allegedly said that “whoever calls others “idiots”, “fools” can only be a “cattlekeeper”.
The two are expected to appear in Court on January 28th next year.