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Kamoga Judgement Date Rescheduled

Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and other suspects in court

The judgement of the case where former Tabliq leader Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and 13 others are charged with murder, terrorism and attempted murder, which was expected to be delivered tomorrow has been pushed to 21st August 2017.

The Registrar of the International Crimes Division Court, Harriet Ssali, in a letter dated 9th August 2017 to defense counsels and State Attorneys, said the judgement has been referred because it is not yet ready

The 14 people are accused of murdering Sheikh Mustapha Bahiga, Sheikh Abdu kadir Muwaya Sheikh Hassan Kirya and attempted Murder of Sheikh Harunah Jemba.

The case is before ICD judges Jane Kiggundu, Percy Tuhaise and their lead judge Ezikiel Muhanguzi

This trial, which kicked off in late 2016 is one of the most attended to cases, so much so that the Judiciary was forced to reserve a room with large LCD screens to enable the suspects’ relatives and friends to follow court proceedings; which was appreciated by many.

During their defense, all the accused persons opted for silence.

The three court assessors, Robert Lubega Sseguya, Judith Muhairwe and Muhammad Ddumba in their unbinding opinion, advised the three justices to acquit all the 14 accused persons on grounds that the prosecution evidence was marred by inconsistencies.

The judges may or may not consider the assessors’ opinion.

The 14 accused persons are currently on remand both in Kigo and Luzira Prisons.

 

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