High Court’s Justice Wilson Kwesiga has declined to release on bail four people accused of murdering Major Muhammed Kiggundu and his bodyguard Sgt. Mukasa in November last year.
The suspects Sheikh Yahaya Mwanjje, cheapest Muhammad Buyondo, cheapest Ssekandi Musa and Ssendegeya Abdul Wahab filed for bail on 17 February 2017, citing the fact that bail is their constitutional right and also presented what they called substantial sureties.
The judge today however, overlooked these grounds, pointing out that the charges against them are grave in nature and of great interest to the public, considering the number of people that attend the court sessions.
He however, directed the High Court registrar to fix the matter in the next session which is about two months to come, following complaints of delayed justice by the accused.
The applicants’ relatives who filled the courtroom looked heartbroken as their loved ones were being sent back to Luzira.
Sheikh Mwanje and his co-accused were charged before Buganda Road court on 6th Jan 2017, and on 14th May 2017 committed to High court for trial.
Prosecution contends that on November 26, 2016 at Masanafu trading centre, the four murdered Maj Kiggundu and his bodyguard Sgt Stephen Mukasa by shooting.