The prosecution alleges that while at Cheap General Hardware, Nansana in Wakiso District on May 29th, 2019, the suspects together with others still at large with malice aforethought unlawfully caused the death of Jimmy Atukuru, Frank Anania, Abaho Frank Mutsinda and Amim Bugembe whom they shot dead.
Six of the eight the General Edward Katumba Wamala attempted murder
suspects face 18 additional charges. The Directorate of Public Prosecutions has amended the charge sheet increasing the charges
from 6 to 24.
The suspects are Muhammad
Kagugube, Sirimani Kisambira, Abudalllah-Aziz Ramadhan Dunka, Kamada Walusimbi,
Habib Ramadhan Marjan and Huzaifah Wampa. The additional charges include murder, attempted murder, aggravated
robbery, rendering services to a terrorist group, financing terrorism activists and belonging to a terrorist organization.
The prosecution alleges that while at Cheap General Hardware, Nansana in Wakiso
District on May 29th, 2019, the suspects together with others still at large with malice aforethought unlawfully caused the
death of Jimmy Atukuru, Frank Anania, Abaho Frank Mutsinda and Amim Bugembe whom they shot dead.
According to the State on the same date and
place the suspects also stole Shillings 385million from Tedrin Nalule, the cashier of Cheap General Hardware. The group has also been charged
with the murder of Burton Okoti on April 27th 2019 at City Shoppers Supermarket
Kanyanya, Mpererwe, Kawempe Division in Kampala District.
The prosecution contends that
after shooting Okoti to death, the accused made off with Shillings 2.2 million from Precious Kayesu and another Shillings 4.5 million from Aisha Nakafeero. The prosecution also alleges that suspects attempted to murder Jalia Nantambi on
the same date and at the same venue.
The charges sanctioned by the DPP, Jane Abodo also indicate that while at Denovo Bakery Kalerwe –Kawempe Division in Kampala district on September
16th 2017, the suspect killed five
people including Special Police Constables Hussein Mubiru and Moses Kalungi. The other victims were identified as Angello Nantongo, Evarest Hakizza and Edward
The prosecution further alleges that the suspects stole Shillings 34.7 million from Nawal Nakatudde at the same place before attempting to kill her. It is also alleged that between March 2015 and
June 2021 while in
various places in Kampala, Luweero, Kasese, others in the country and various places in the Eastern Democratic Republic
of Congo (DRC), the suspects and others still at large rendered support to Hussein
Lubwama alias Master to commission, prepare or instigate acts of terrorism.
shot dead as the police effected his arrest according to the fallen Deputy
Inspector General of Police, Lt. General Paul Lokech. According
to the prosecution, the suspects who are also charged
with belonging to Allied Democratic Forces-ADF, which was gazetted as
a terror organization, willingly
collected funds directly or indirectly by stealing from members of the public
with the intention of financing Lubwama or
After reading the charges for the accused persons, the Nakawa Grade one magistrate Ponsiono Odwori told them
not to say anything in relation to the crime, saying that his court
lacks jurisdiction over capital offences. As a result, the prosecution led by State Attorney Rose Aoja asked for an adjournment, saying investigations into the matter were still ongoing.
The suspect’s lawyer, Geoffrey Turyamusiima didn’t object to the prayers and
only asked for an
opportunity to speak to his clients who appeared via zoom from Luzira and Kigo
prisons. The magistrate
remanded the accused person until October 21, 2021.
Speaking to URN after the court session,
Turyamusiima said the decision by the state to introduce new charges against his clients clearly shows that they do not have evidence implicating them on
the first charges.
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The suspects who have been slapped with the new charges are jointly charged with Yasin
Nyanzi, Hussein Sserubula who only feature on the previous six counts. The group was primarily charged with the
attempted murder of Gen. Katumba Wamala, his bodyguard Sgt Khalid Kuboit and
They also face charges of murdering Brenda
Nantongo, the daughter of Gen. Katumba Wamala and his driver Sgt Haruna Kayondo
on June 1, 2021, along Kisota road in Kisasi, a Kampala city suburb. Inquiries are still ongoing in all cases.