Kirunda, on Tuesday, appeared before the Makindye Chief Magistrate Anne Sarah Basemera for the alleged murder of Mugwanya last month.
Renowned court bailiff Moses Kirunda spent Tuesday night in
Kitalya prison after being remanded
by Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court for the murder of city businessman Magid Mugwanya. Kirunda 57, appeared before
Makindye Chief Magistrate
Anne Sarah Basemera to answer for Mugwanya’s murder on June 14th,
According to the charge sheet, Kirunda together
with Maj. Nelson Kyatuuka
who is attached to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI in Mbuya and others still at large while at Kitanzi zone, Lungujja
in Rubaga Division in Kampala with malice aforethought caused
the death of Mugwanya.
to the court records, Mugwanya had parked his car on the roadside
when he saw three men dragging a woman into a vehicle while yelling for help.
Mugwanya jumped out of his vehicle to try and help
the woman but was shot in the chest by one of the three men despite identifying
himself and raising his hands, a sign that he meant no harm. Mugwanya died on
the spot as the suspects fled the scene. Kirunda went into hiding until Monday when he was
arrested by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and presented in court.
Chief Magistrate, Anne Sarah Basemera read for Kirunda charges and didn’t allow him
to take please since the matter is beyond the jurisdiction of her court. She remanded
him to Kitalya prisons until September 1, 2021, when he will return to court
for the mention of his case.
Maj. Nelson Marks Kyatuuka who is said to have
committed the offence together with Kirunda appeared before the
Makindye based court-martial last week where he was charged with one count of murder and failure to protect war materials. He
pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded to
Makindye Military Police Barracks until August 25.