Crime & Investigation

ISO Boss Maj Muramagi Sent Back to Jail

check geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Maj. Muramaji, abortion who is charged with conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline, appeared Tuesday before the General Makindye Court Martial for hearing of his bail application in which he asked court to release him due to illness.

Through his lawyers; Nsubuga Mubiru, Capt. Nasser Drago and Mr Allan Seruliika, the senior army officer asked the court chaired by Brig. Moses Ddiba Ssentongo, to grant him temporary release because he is still innocent until court determines otherwise.

He also presented a letter from his personal physician indicating that the accused is suffering from a serious disease which requires him to have periodical treatments which he can’t access in prison.

The accused’s counsels added that Muramagi has a permanent place of resident in Ntinda, Kiwatule and since the offence the client is accused of is subject to bail in the laws of this country, it’s his constitutional right to be temporarily released from jail.

Muramagi presented four army officers at the rank of Major attached to Internal Security Organisation (ISO); Haguma Atega, Charles Ndaula, Jackson Kakuru and Paul Were as sureties.


However, prosecution asked court to allow them time to reply within five days.

Court Martial Chairman, Brig Diba Ssentongo, has set April 1, 2014 to give his ruling on this bail application.

Maj. Muramaji was arraigned before Court on March 11, following his arrest on February 28, this year.

According to the charge sheet, prosecution alleges that between the months of May 2013 and February this year, while in diverse areas of Kampala Metropolitan, Maj. Muramuzi together with others still at large hatched plans to kill his superiors and some Members of Parliament, a conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline of the defence forces

Section 178 of the UPDF Act provides for the charge as any act, conduct, disorder or neglect to the prejudice of good order and discipline of the defence forces.

The law provides that a person convicted of the offence is liable to dismissal with disgrace from the defence forces.

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