Sheikh Mwanje escapes murder, faces terrorism over ADF links

Sheikh Yahaya Mwanje and co-accused

High court in Kampala this week dismissed murder charges against Tabliq leader Amir Ummah Sheikh Yahaya Mwanjje and three others after court failed to produce evidence to pin them.

The High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga said the state has failed to produce evidence pinning the group in relation to the murder of Maj Mohammad Kiggundu and his bodyguard, Stephen Mukasa on November 26, 2016 at Masanafu trading centre, Rubaga Division in Kampala.

Face terrorism

Just after being acquitted, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mike Chibita, sanctioned fresh charges against four; Sheikh Yahaya Ramathan Mwanje; Muhammad Buyondo alias Matiya, a boda boda rider; Abdul Wahabu Sedegeya, boda boda rider and Musa Sekandi alias Masanafu, a businessman in Masanafu a Kampala suburb.

DPP accuses the group of supporting ADF rebels in form of training and recruitment between 2010-2017 in various districts of Uganda.

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The new charges against the above suspects and four others include terrorism and murder alongside other suspects; Yusuf Nyanzi, Jibril Kalyango, Noordin Lutaaya, Bruhan Balyejusa.

They are expected at Buganda Road court on September 13, 2017. They will then be committed to High Court for trial.



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