By our reporter
On Monday, NBS ‘One on one with Tamale Mirundi’ host Simon Muyanga Lutaya was sentenced to six months in Kirinya Prison after failing to pay court fines worth shs300 million.
Muyanga was arrested in Jinja following an arrest warrant which was issued in January by Jesse Byaruhanga, the Jinja High Court registrar.
The renowned media personality who contested on Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ticket was fined after he lost the cases at Jinja High Court and Court of Appeal which he had filed against NRM’s Kenneth Lubogo’s victory in the 2016 parliamentary elections.
Now, the main opposition party in the country has started a fundraising campaign to save Muyanga from jail.
The party has instituted a steering committee to spearhead the campaign.
The committee will be chaired by Asuman Kiyingi , Counsel Paul Luganda as the Vice Chairperson, Proscovia Salaamu Musumba as the treasurer, Sam Ibanda Mugabi as the representative from Muyanga’s work place and Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam in charge of public relations.
According to the party’s Deputy Secretary General Harold Kaija, any well wisher is free to wire monetary support to Salaamu Musumba who will be updating the concerned parties every after four hours.