The seven were remanded to Kigo and Kitalya prisons as investigations into the matter continue and will return to court on January 27 2022 to be informed of the status of investigations.
One group of the accused persons appearing in court on terrorism charges
Road Magistrates Court has remanded seven people on charges related to
terrorism and belonging to the terrorist group, the Allied Democratic Forces.
Kiryowa aka Wakida, Hassan Ssebunya, Sadiq Musinguzi, and Ammar Bbumba who are
all residents of Kajjansi Town Council in Wakiso District.
The seven suspects on Friday appeared before the Grade One Magistrate
Asuman Muhumuza .
Jamadah Afan Kiryowa aka
Wakida, Hassan Ssebunya, Sadiq Musinguzi, and Ammar Bbumba who are all residents
of Kajjansi Town Council in Wakiso District.
Others are Nuliat
Nansubuga alias Maama Bumali alias Hajjati Mujabirina alias Butambika
a Tanzanian national and hawker/Artist, Faisal Muwonge a Sales Person and
businesswoman Jalia Nabukenya.
State Attorney Patricia Cingtho then tendered in court an amended charge
sheet and added the seven to a group of 15 others who were charged in December
2021 on similar charges.
They are: Yusuf Muwonge alias Hamza Ssemaganda alias Robert Danze, Shamirah
Naddamba, Ismail Kiyemba , Muniru Bogere, , Eron Nanfuka, Sharon
Nakitende, and Annet Nakato Nakibirango, Zam Naiga, Ismail Matiwa, Huzaifa,
Faisal Nadir Nsubuga, Bashir Jjuuko Kiwanuka alias Fred, Mohammed Kisiitu,
Hamuza Bakyayita, Jero Ishaq and Twaha Wambedde.
The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions alleges that between the years
2017 and 2021, the suspects without any due regard to the safety of other
people manufactured, placed, and detonated improvised explosives with an
intention of causing death and serious injury which resulted in a major
further contends that the five women unlawfully harbored and rendered financial
support to the male suspects well knowing that such support will be used in the
commission of terrorism acts.
Magistrate did not allow the suspects to say anything in relation to the crimes
against them because they are capital in nature and attract a maximum sentence
of death upon conviction and can only be tried by the High Court which has the
jurisdiction over capital offenses.
It is also alleged that the prime suspect Nansubuga aided and harbored a terror
suspect identified as Badru Bukenya with his assorted items including the uniforms
of the ADF and she is further accused of giving him financial support well
knowing that it will be used in the commission of terrorist acts. According to the prosecutors,
Nansubuga committed this crime at Ssimba in Butambala district in October
They were remanded to Kigo and Kitalya prison as investigations into the matter
continue and will return to court on January 27 2022 to be informed of the
status of investigations.
The seven suspects have been charged two
months after the twin bomb blasts in Kampala which left seven people dead
including the suspected suicide bombers.
Prior to the
twin blasts, other bombs had gone off in a coach belonging to Swift bus along
the Masaka highway and another at Digida pork joint in Kyanja, a city suburb.