Kinene was acquitted of terrorism and charges of murder by the International Crimes Division of the High court in 2017. The trial came at the height the killing of Muslim clerics in parts of Kampala and Wakiso, many of who were gunned down by assailants riding on motorcycles.
Addressing the press on Friday, the clerics accused the DPP for sanctioning the charges without carrying out thoroughly investigations. They are also demanding 14.5 billion shillings as compensation for the loss of their businesses in the United Arab Emirates.
Kawooya was convicted by a panel of three judges; Ezekiel Muhanguzi, Jane Kiggundu and Percy Tuhaise and sentenced alongside Sheikh Murta Mudde Bukenya, Sheikh Fahad Kalungi, and Sheik Yunus Kamoga for abetting terrorism in a trial that ended in August 2017.
The four suspects include the Acting Amir of Nakasero Mosque Sheikh Yahaya Ramathan Mwanje, two boda-boda riders Muhammad Buyondo and Abdul -Wahab Ssendegeya from Kyengera-Nsangi stage and Muhammad Ssekandi, a businessman from Masanafu trading centre.
Sheik Nuhu Muzaata made the comments during a gathering at Kibuli Mosque this evening as hundreds converged for special prayers in memory of Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu, a Muslim cleric, and UPDF officer who was shot to death by unknown assailants this morning.
Dr Jjemba, a lecturer of Religion and Peace, told the International Crimes Division of the High Court ICD that tension within the fraternity arose when Sheikh Yunus Kamoga refused to hand over the office of the Kampala District Amir.
Principal State Attorney Lino Anguzu told the International Crimes Division of the High court ICD today that prosecution is facing difficulty in facilitating witnesses with transport, accommodation and meals.
On their way home, they kept on stopping on the way including stopping at Fuelex fuel station in Lweza. The next stop was at Bwebajja Mosque, where he left his father in the car, talking to someone on phone, while he proceeded to the mosque. But moments later he heard his father wailing. He had been shot by unknown gunmen.
High Court Judge Duncan Gaswaga confirmed the charges against the 15 after weighing evidence presented by the prosecution and found that indeed there is sufficient incriminating evidence for the suspects to stand trial.
Through their lawyers, Fred Muwema and Ladislaus Rwakafuzi, the suspect claim, that they are often picked up from Luzira government prison where they are on remand by Police Officers and dragged before Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police to write statements implicating Kamoga and Dr. Kiyingi.
This morning, Charles Richard Kaamuli, the Principal State Attorney told Court presided over by Justice, Duncan Gaswaga that the DPP has decided to discontinue the charges against Dr. Kiyingi. He didnt give reason why the DPP decided to discontinue the charges against Dr. Kiyingi who had showed interest in running for presidency in the February 18 polls.
Prosecution alleges that Dr. Kiyingi through his Allied Democratic Force rebel group offered training, recruitment and logistical support to former ADF rebels who were reportedly hired to murder the Bahiga and sheikh Muwaya.