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MAJ. KIGUNDU MURDER TRIAL STALLS

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Hearing of the bail application of 4 Tabliq Moslems, who are on remand for the alleged murder of Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Steven Mukasa, has not taken off before the Kampala High court.

Justice Wilson Kwesiga adjourned the matter on the request of Prosecution's Babra Masinde who informed court that there are some investigations DPP and Police are still making in respect of the contents in the affidavits of the accused's bail application.

However Justice Kwesiga condemned the action of the State in hurrying to arrest and keep suspects on remand for a long time, which violates their right to a speedy trial.

The judge then asked state to wind-up investigations in this matter and commit the accused within 30 days, less that, he will be compelled to hear their bail application.

The suspects include the acting Amir of Nakasero Mosque Sheikh Yahaya Ramathan Mwanje, 2 boda-boda cyclists; Muhammad Buyondo and Abdul-Wahab Ssendegeya and a businessman from Masanafu trading centre Musa Ssekandi;

They want the High Court to temporarily release them from Luzira prison on grounds that bail is their Constitutional right and that they are innocent until proven guilty.

They have now been sent back on remand for a month but they return to Buganda road court on 7/April 2017 for mention of their case.

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