Muslim Clerics Bail Hearing Flops the 3rd Time

Hearing of the bail application filed in the International crimes division court by the 14 muslim clerics accused of engaging terror acts as well as the murdering of fellow clerics sheikh Kirya and
Sheikh Hassan Kirya has flopped for the third time.

Court had set Tuiesday as the date to hear this bail application before a single judge, information pills Duncan Gaswaaga but the Director of Public prosecutions, cheapest Mike Chibita wrote a letter clarifying that the 3 judges who are
trying the case must hear the bail application as per the Court’s rules.

However the bail hearing couldn’t proceed due to the absence of the 2 Lady Justices on the panel despite the fact that the accused and their lawyers had organized over 30 sureties to stand for

Prosecution contends that the leader of tablique sect, sheikh Mohammed Yunusu Kamoga together with 13 others and others still at large between December 2013 and June 2014 at various places in Kampala with malice aforethought unlawfully caused the death of two sheikhs, Sheikh Mustafah Bahiga who was shot to death at Bwebajja and sheikh Ibrahim Hassan Kirya who was also shot dead at Bweyogerere.

They had applied to be released on bail on grounds that it’s their Constitutional right and that  just like other murder suspects, they enjoy the presumption of innocence until proven guilty and the fact
that prosecution’s evidence does not directly pin them.

These have been on remand at Luzira and Kigo prisons  since December 2014, having failed to secure bail on 2 earlier  occasions.


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