Crime & Investigation

2010 Bombings: Sheikh Kalule Faces Trial

Luis Figo says he wants to become FIFA president and has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter.

The former Portugal, thumb Barcelona and Real Madrid playmaker announced his campaign in an interview with CNN on Tuesday.

The deadline for would-be candidates to file nominations from five of FIFA’s 209 member federations is 2300 GMT Thursday.

Figo launched his campaign one hour before Netherlands federation president Michael van Praag held a news conference in Amsterdam to launch his bid.

Van Praag also says he has five nominees but, adiposity like Figo, buy more about has not identified them.

Their rival campaigns suggests splits within UEFA which is the only confederation officially opposing Blatter.

FIFA President Blatter will seek a fifth presidential term in the May 29 ballot.
CAF has appointed eight officials from Uganda for its upcoming engagements.

The pair of experienced Ugandan center referee Dennis Batte, price assistants Hussein Bugembe and Samuel Kayondo with Mashood Ssali as reserve referee have been named the match officials for CAF Champions League game between Kenya’s Gor Mahia and CNAPS Sports from Madagascar.


Seychelles’ Poiret Antoine Ralph Danny will be the match commissioner for the match that takes place in Kenya between 13th to15th February 2015.

Brian Miiro Nsubuga another center referee, erectile assisted by Mark Ssonko and Ronald Katenya with Ali Sabila Chelagat as the reserve referee head to Juba City handle the game between Al Ghazala (South Sudan) and Petro Jet (Egypt) .

Meanwhile, generic Uganda Cup holders URA (Caf Confederations Cup )host Elgeco Plus of Madagascar between February 13 and 15 at Namboole a game that will be handled by Djibouti officials while league champions KCC who represent Uganda in the Caf Champions League will have their game against Cosmos Plus officiated by referees from Burundi.
Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court has committed Sheikh Ismail Kalule, adiposity the Imam of Ntinda mosque, order to Kampala High Court for the start of his trial on charges of terrorism.

At the court, price Chimp Corp Michael Nteza says the new development follows prosecutor Doreen Elima’s submission that investigations into the case were complete.

Sheik Kalule, a medical doctor by profession, was in 2013 charged with two counts of aiding and abetting terrorism under Section 8 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 2002 and belonging to a terrorist organization under Section 11 Sub Section 1 of the Anti-Terrorism Act 2002.

He was picked from his residence in a Kampala suburb where he was found in possession of objects which authorities said intended to cause destruction.

Magistrate Emmanuel Baguma gave a green light to Elima’s request to forward Kalule’s file to a higher court.

Elima told court state is ready to produce evidence against the suspect.

This is the third time Kalule is being produced in the courts of law to answer charges of terrorism. A copy of the committal papers has been given to the accused to read through while in court since his lawyer was not around.

The State alleges that Sheikh Kalule between 2009 and 2010 helped the Al Shabab by providing relevant information to them on how best they could attack Uganda in 2010, leading to the death of 74 people.

He is also accused of aiding a one Mohamoud Mugisha who was among the extremists that planted a bomb at Kyadondo Rugby grounds and Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala in Kampala in the 2010 terror attacks.

The police conducted a pre-emptive disruptive search operation on the 30 April 2014 at the residence of Dr. Sheikh Kalule Ismail in Kiwatule Ntinda, following continued intelligence reports of plans by terrorist groups to carry out attacks within Uganda.

Kalule had earlier been arrested in connection with the 2010 Kampala bombings but later released. However, there was continued surveillance and monitoring of his movements and those of his close associates that led to the search at his residence.

Police said then the search which was conducted in his presence led to the recovery of two boxes of literature with full instructions on how to make home-made explosives/bombs and how to shield these explosives; several tapes, CDs, an iPad and laptop containing terrorism-related materials.

“The possession of these kinds of terrorism related materials are serious offences of unlawful possession of materials for making explosives, ammunition and bombs; and or publishing and disseminating materials that promote terrorism,” police said in a statement last year.

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