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Sheikh Kamoga terror trial delays

By Andante Okanya

Added 6th February 2017 02:38 PM

Presiding judge Ezekiel Muhanguzi, pushed hearing to Thursday, on the prompting of prosecution, which requested for time to prepare its next batch of witnesses

Sheikh Kamoga terror trial delays

Presiding judge Ezekiel Muhanguzi, pushed hearing to Thursday, on the prompting of prosecution, which requested for time to prepare its next batch of witnesses

PIC: Suspects in court.FILE PHOTO/Meddie Musisi

The terror trial of Muslim Tabliq leader Sheikh Yunus Kamoga, has been delayed till Thursday to enable prosecution prepare its witnesses.

Presiding judge Ezekiel Muhanguzi, pushed hearing to Thursday, on the prompting of prosecution, which requested for time to prepare its next batch of witnesses. 27 prosecution witnesses have so far testified.

Justices Percy Night Tuhaise and Jane Kiggundu, complete the panel, hearing the case at the Main High Court building in Kampala.

Kamoga and13 others are additionally accused of orchestrating the murder of sheikhs Ibrahim Kirya and Mustafa Bahiga.

Charges

The indictment report shows that the 14 accused are battling four counts. Count one is of Terrorism, which is outlawed under Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act.

For terrorism, it is alleged that between December 2013 and June 2015, in Kampala and Wakiso, the accused attempted or attacked Prince Kassim Nakibinge, Mahmoud Kibaate, Najib Ssonko, Bahiga, Kirya, Swidiq Ndaula, and Haruna Jjemba.

Count two and three are for murder, which is prohibited under Section 188 and 189 of Uganda's Penal Code Act(PCA)

For count two, it is alleged that on December 28, 2014, the accused, with others still at large, conspired premeditatedly to murder Sheikh Mustafa Bahiga at Bwebajja, Wakiso district.

For count three, it is purported that on June 30, 2015, Kirya was murdered at Bweyogerere Trading Centre in Wakiso.

Count four is attempted murder, prohibited under Section 204 of PCA. It is alleged that the accused attempted to assassinate Sheikh Jjemba on January 3, 2015 at his home in Watuba, Matugga, Wakiso district.

Background

Accused Persons:

Sheikh Siraje Kawooya, Sheikh Muhammad Yunus Kamoga, Sheikh Murta Mudde Bukenya, Sheikh Fahad Kalungi, Amir Kinene, Hakim Kinene Muswaswa, Yusuf Kakande, Sheikh Abdulsalam Sekayanja, Abdulhamid Mubiru Sematimba,Hamza Kasirye,Twaha Ssekitto,Rashid Jjingo, Musa Issa Mubiru, and George William Iga

Prosecution lawyers: Lino Anguzu, Thomas Jatiko, and Rachel Bikhole, and Marion Ben-Bella.

Defence lawyers : Fred Muwema, MacDosman Kabega, Roberts Kagoro, Twaha Mayanja, Alen Kagoya, and Sarah Nakacwa

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