Justice Kaweesa ruled that Kirabo’s sureties and lawyers be given one week to produce the suspect in court or pay 50 million Shillings and be arrested.
One of Matthew Kirabo’s lawyers Charles Dalton Opwonya at Mukono High Court
Henry Kaweesa Isabirye has tasked the sureties and lawyers to produce Matthew
Kirabo in court. Kirabo is on trial for the alleged murder of his girlfriend
Last week Justice Kaweesa issued an arrest warrant for Kirabo. This was after
the State Attorney Happiness Ainebyoona asked court to cancel Kirabo’s
bail and issue a warrant of arrest for skipping court, one of the
requirements for his bail application.
court on Wednesday, Kirabo’s lawyer Charles Dalton Opwonya said that he does
not know the whereabouts of his client. He however requested additional time to trace Kirabo and bring him to court.
“We are making all efforts on trying to secure him and bring him to court. We
pray for more time” he said.
Attorney Happiness Ainebyona asked the court to compel the sureties to pay a
bond of 50 million shillings and if they fail, they are arrested.
“My Lord we are praying that the sureties execute the bond. The sureties were
bonded by a sum of 50 million shillings each and we have one of the sureties is
in court.” She said.
Kirabo’s sureties include the mother Imelda Wabulembo, Bernard Mbayo, the uncle
and Nelson Wabulembo.
Kaweesa ruled that Kirabo’s sureties and lawyers be given one week to produce
the suspect in court or pay 50 million Shillings and be arrested.
“The two sureties will produce the accused.
Failure to do so you will pay 50 million shillings and as well as be arrested
till he is brought to court.”
Mirembe, 19, was allegedly murdered on July 10, 2015, by her boyfriend Kirabo and her
body was on July 11, 2015, recovered from a sugarcane plantation in
Lugazi-Kawolo, Buikwe District. Kirabo reportedly confessed to the murder.
Kirabo was then charged at Jinja Chief Magistrates Court with murder and remanded
at Nalufenya prison in Jinja. He was later granted bail on November 24, 2016, which enabled him to finish
his Bachelor's degree in Medicine.
The case was later moved to Mukono High Court on the instructions of the then
Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine after the state complained that the crime had
been committed in the Mukono jurisdiction.
On October 6, the High Court in Mukono started hearing the case after 6