Kabamba Attack Case: Defense Protests Robber’s Evidence

Kabamba Barracks attack suspects in court

An accident on the streets of Mbarara town, visit web has left one dead and others severely injured.

John Muhwezi, a resident of Nyakachemba Kagango Sheema district died on spot after a Heineken Double cabin UAS 422Q, knocked a NARO motorcycle Suzuki UDX 791Y.

Muhwezi was a renowned court broker at Mbarara magistrates’ court.

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The incident happened on Monday morning near the UCHUMI building, opposite Bank of Uganda in Mbarara.

Enid Kabamanye addressing the press

Enid Kabamanye addressing the press

The Officer in Charge of traffic, Enid Kabamanye told journalists that on rushing to the scene, she found a dead body and others had been injured.

“One was lying in the middle of the road with two broken legs,” she said.

Kabamanye said that Luke Rwabona Ninsima, a crop ecology technician at NARO Mbarara, and 3 primary children of preparatory school, sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Mbarara referral hospital for medical attention.

She said that Heineken driver was over speeding. The driver fled the crime scene and police is hunting for him.

According to the traffic officer, the cause of the accident was due to reckless driving.

The vehicle has been impounded and investigations are ongoing.

The case is registered at Mbarara police station under case number TAR/237/11/2015.
The defense side in case where fourteen people are accused of attacking Kabamba barracks before Makindye General Court Martial has asked court to disregard or impeach the testimony of Norman Sembatya, remedy a prosecution witness they consider a criminal whose evidence cannot be relied on by court.

Lead Defense counsel Jude Mbabaali filed an application with facts that Norman Sembatya is a robber who was arrested in a bank robbery of 400 million shillings while using one of the vehicles belonging to the accused persons which leaves them wondering how such a person’s testimony can be based on.

In their submission Defense point out the Evidence Act Section 154 (a), for sale (b), (c) which prohibits criminals or people with bad reputation from being used as witnesses in court matters

Mbabaali thus asked court to impeach Sembatya’s evidence saying that (one of the accused) Private Sekajja Keneth’s vehicle Ipsum registration number UAN 433L  in which Semabatya was arrested during the robbery mission was stolen from him in May 2015.

A total of 14 people are accused in this case of consciously omitting to disclose vital information to the army authorities about the recruitment of people to engage into activities intended to prejudice security of defense forces with the preparation to attack an Armored warfare training school in Kabamba.



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