Journalist Erick Kabendera to remain in custody until August 5

Dar es Salaam. The bail application for freelance journalist Erick Kabendera, who is being held by police over his citizenship status, is set to be heard on Monday, August 5.

The ruling was made by senior Kisutu Resident Magistrate Augustine Rwizile earlier on today, Thursday August 1.

He made the decision due to a request by the prosecution side.

Senior state attorney Mr Wankyo Simon asked court to give their side time to go through bail application lodged for Mr Kabendera.

Mr Kabendera through his lawyer Mr Silinde Swedy filed a case at the Kisutu resident magistrate court to demand his release on bail.

Mr Kabendera, who was forcefully taken from his Mbweni residences on Monday, was first seen in public yesterday (Wednesday, July 31), when he accompanied the police, who carried out a search at his house.

Mr Kabendera lawyer, Mr Swedy said the police left with several documents, which include his client’s passport and six others of his relatives.