Crime & Investigation

Brig. Ondoga Finally Granted Bail

rx geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Brig Ondoga is facing charges of failing to perform his duties and theft in connection with the operations of AMISOM.

Court Martial Chairman, Brig. Moses Diba Ssentongo, granted him bail following his lawyer, Frank Kanduho’s plea that his client suffers from complex illness that needed urgent specialised treatment, which the state facilities at Makindye barracks could not give.

However, Captain Fredrick Kangwamu, the State Lawyer, had earlier on argued that granting Ondoga bail would jeopardise the trial given his former role as the first commander of UGABAG10 (AMISOM) and that the facilities at Makindye would best work of Odonga’s complex illness.

While giving his ruling, Ssentongo said that if a suspect has full-filled the requirements for bail and more so has pleaded that his illness requires specialised treatment, there is no reason for denying such a person bail.


Odonga, who has been on remand at Makindye prison for close to four months, was arrested last year from Somalia to answer charges of selling food and fuel, meant for troops, on the black market.

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