2010 Kampala bombings case takes new twist

2010 Kampala bombings case takes new twist
Eazzy Banking

Five people who were acquitted by the High court on charges of detonating bombs in Kampala in 2010 have today been arraigned before the International Crimes Division of the High court on fresh charges of Terrorism and conspiracy to commit terror acts.

The five are a former Imam of Ntinda mosque Dr. Ismeal Kalule, Abubakar Batemyeto, a Kenyan Human Rights activist Owadi Omar Wadi and 2 brothers; Yahaya Mbuthia Suleiman and Muhamad Hamid Suleiman.

The five men we’re immediately  re-arrested in 2016 with in the premises   of  Kampala High court after then presiding judge Alfonse Owiny Dollo had cleared them of Terrorism and murder charges in which over 70 people who were watching the World cup final match at Kyadondo Rugby grounds and Ethiopian village restaurant in Kabalagala lost their lives. 9 of their co-defendants were sentenced to serve jail terms ranging from 35 years to life life in prison.

According to the new charges sanctioned by the DPP Mike Chibita , the five men while in custody at Luzira prison were found in possession of literature and other material aimed at promoting terrorism .

The group appeared before Justice Margret Oguli Oumo for a pre -trial conference in which state prosecutor Lino Anguzu informed court that all evidence and exbhits intended to be used at trial have been disclosed to the Defence lawyers.

Court has now adjourned the case to the 4th September 2018.


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