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A source at court told URN on condition of anonymity that Kyambadde who was dressed in a white Tunic hurriedly removed it and wore a black jacket he found in Mubiru’s vehicle that was taking them home shortly after their release.
12 Sep 2019 16:39
Joshua Magezi Kyambadde alias Abdu Rahman survived the rearrest.
One of the four suspects rounded up by security operatives at the Kololo based International Crimes Division of High Court on Wednesday evening managed to get away, URN has learnt.   

Joshua Magezi Kyambadde alias Abdu Rahman hid in a vehicle Registration Number UAY 077T belonging to lawyer James Mubiru to regain his freedom.  Kyambadde had just been released on bail together with Yusuf Nyanzi, Jibril Kalyango and Yusuf Mugerwa when they were surrounded by gun-wielding operatives.   

The four are part of eight suspects battling charges relating to the assassination of former Police Spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard, Kenneth Erau and Driver, Godfrey Mambewa in Kulabiro, a Kampala suburb. How did Kyambadde survive?  

A source at the court told URN on condition of anonymity that Kyambadde who was dressed in a white Tunic hurriedly removed it and wore a black jacket found in the vehicle that was taking them home shortly after their release.

According to the source, Kyambadde hid in the car boot as Joint Security Taskforce personnel dragged his colleagues to a Super Custom which was parked outside the court. 

"When he took cover in the car boot. He kept mum. But still w,e can’t tell how officers could have missed him. May be it was his Lucky day," the source said. 

According to the source after apprehending the suspects and their lawyer, the operative felt they had accomplished their mission.    

Another source claims that court security secretly transferred Kyambadde from Mubiru's car to another and gave him clothes to change to avoid detection. He was evacuated from the court premises during the confusion. His current whereabouts are unknown.

The escape came to light at Nabweru Magistrate's Court where his co-accused Higenyi Aramaathan Noordin, Bruhan Balyejusa and Shafiq Kasujja appeared this morning.

The suspect’s lawyer, Godfrey Turyamusiima initially feigned ignorance on Kyambadde’s escape but later confirmed that he remained in Mubiru’s vehicle.

“Yes, he was in the car and somehow survived those guys. In fact, I feared that the court security officers could hand him to the operatives but I left his fate in their hands," said Turyamusiima.  

The Defense Ministry Spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire couldn’t be reached for comment.  He had earlier our reporter that the rearrested suspects are locked up in gazetted security cells.