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Kampala bombings: 8 convicted, 5 acquitted

By Vision Reporter

Added 26th May 2016 12:43 PM

Yahya Suleiman Mbuthia was acquitted after prosecution failed to prove his involvement

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Yahya Suleiman Mbuthia was acquitted after prosecution failed to prove his involvement

High Court Judge Alfonse Owiny-Dollo on Thursday convicted 8 and acquitted 5 in connection to masterminding the July 11, 2010 Kampala bombings that left 76 dead and scores injured.

Omar Awadh Omar, Yahya Suleiman Mbuthia and Abubakari Batemetyo were acquitted after prosecution failed to prove that they were involved in attacks.

Guilty of terrorism are:  Isa Ahmed Luyima, Hassan Agade, Idris Magondu, Mohamed Ali, Habib Suleiman Njoroge and Seleman Hijar Nyamandondo.

The trial of the 13 Uganda, Kenyan and Tanzanian suspects started in March 2015 at the High Court of Uganda.

Soccer fans had gathered at Kyadondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village Restaurant to watch the World Cup final game between Spain and Holland.

The third bomb planted at Makindye House in the city suburb of Makindye, failed to go off. It was rigged to explode when the phone rang but it malfunctioned. It was recovered the next day.

Somali militant outfit Al- Shabaab, an affiliate of Al- Qaeda, claimed responsibility.


The outfit justified the attack, saying it was a warning for the Ugandas army that formed part of AMISOM to exit Somalia.

 

 

 Below are the victims of bomb blasts

 

 

 

 

 

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