By Michael Odeng
THE case in which a Ugandan intelligence officer charged with leaking intelligence information to the Sudanese government has been set for committal to High Court on November 20.
Stephen Kisembo 41, a clerk at External Security Organisation (ESO) appeared at Buganda Road Court on Friday to answer charges of releasing intelligence information to the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir.
State prosecutor Peace Biira asked chief magistrate Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya for a committal date since investigations into the matter were complete.
“My lord inquiries on the matter are complete and therefore I am only waiting for the suspect to be committed to High Court for trial,” Biira added.
Kazaarwe granted the request and promised to commit the suspect to High Court on November 20 for the hearing of the case. No application was made for bail nor was a plea entered. Kazaarwe further remanded Kisembo to Luzira Prison.
Kisembo was charged with disclosure of intelligence information contrary to section 10 (2b) of the Security Organisations Act. He is a resident of Kituuso Zone, Buziga in Makindye Division.
Prosecution alleges that the suspect released government information between 2009 and 2010 to the government of Sudan.
It further alleges that Kisembo at ESO headquarters at Nakasero in Kampala while employed as a filing clerk did disclose secrets of weekly briefs plus weekly intelligence briefings of the president of Uganda Yoweri Museveni and sold them to Sudanese government.
Prosecution also alleges that Kisembo was selling weekly intelligence briefings to Joda Mohamed and Doctor Jadeel Seed Eihag both Sudanese diplomats who have since been deported back to their country.
According to police file, Kisembo has been selling Ugandan Intelligence briefings since 2009 and on the fateful day when he was arrested in one of the hotels in Kyengera, detectives had been trailing him.