Prosecution led by Lt. Moses Ekwamu told the military court that on July 24, 2021, at around 09.00 pm, while on guard duties at Kanyamwirima barracks in Bundibugyo, Mwanika gunned down and killed Pte Christine Akido.
The order has been issued by a panel of five Justices led by the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, saying that he had listened to the arguments of both sides and found that they are raising serious issues and as such he needs more time to internalize them before he can make a detailed ruling on the application filed by the Attorney General. He has accordingly ordered that the interim order shall be in place until July 29th 2021 when he will be delivering the detailed ruling.
Lt Col. John Bizimana, the Registrar of the General Court-martial, says that unlike the past lockdown when they continued working, this time around they have started to halt their operations but will remain on standby in case any new matter comes up.
Brig William Bainomugisha, the Fifth Infantry Division Commander confirmed to Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday that the suspects are in their custody and won’t be handed over to South Sudan authorities.
Ndaboine presented Local Government Raphael Magyezi, John Bosco Kananura, the Katwe Town Council LC III Chairperson in Kasese District and Twesigye David Kamara, the Director Itendero High School as his sureties.
Rene Rutagungira who was the first to be arraigned in court in 2017 was first charged with abduction but the charges were later amended. The prosecution alleged that Rene used a pistol and grenades to abduct Lt Joel Mutabazi and Jackson Kalemera, the former Bodyguards of Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda.