By Watchdog reporter
It is within the mandate of magistrates and judges to offer guidance and counseling to suspects before them when in their wisdom they see the person needs it. It is also another thing for the suspect to take that advice.
Like Watchdog told you yesterday, Kizza Besigye was on Tuesday morning granted bail by the high court. He was told to pay non cash Sh100 million, just as his sureties.
However, before he was granted bail, the judge spent time asking him to think about the peace in the country as well as restraining himself from violence.
The judge told Besigye and his political rivals to forgive one another.
Besigye has spent more than two months in prison over treason charges. It is the second time he is getting bail over treason, an unprecedented offer from the courts, towards the person of Kizza Besigye.
The FDC man has known no peace since the eve of the General Elections declaration, when he was returned to his home after he was arrested in Najjanankumbi.
The days that followed saw the FDC presidential candidate spending time between his home, and police cells. Finally, he was detained at his home for over a month. Besigye is contesting the results of the presidential election. He says he was rigged out by President Yoweri Museveni who was declared winner by 62%.