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Seven More Suspects Remanded Over Kampala City Bombs, Terrorism Charges

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.
21 Jan 2022 18:35
One group of the accused persons appearing in court on terrorism charges
The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has remanded seven people on charges related to terrorism and belonging to the terrorist group, the Allied Democratic Forces.

Jamadah Afan 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 .

They are 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.

The  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 economic loss.

The DPP 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.

However, the 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 2021. 

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.