State Prefers More Charges Against Kayunga Riots Suspects

about it geneva; font-size: small;”>9:30am: The pre-trial of 24 Buganda youth suspected to have participated in the deadly Kayunga riots in September 2009 is expected to start Tuesday, reports.

Counter terrorism squads have sealed off Kampala High Court where the pre-trial will be conducted.

The suspects were expected in court last Monday before Masindi Resident Judge Ralph Ochan.

However, court officials revealed the suspects could not be brought from Luzira Prison since the judge was not available. The pre-trial was therefore adjourned to April 10.

The suspects’ lawyer Medard Ssegona wondered why government was deliberately delaying the prosecution of the suspects.

The youth are suspected to have burnt down Nateeta Police Station during the 2009 riots that shook the nation

Facing charges of terrorism, the Buganda fanatics are expected to take plea.

There was mayhem in Buganda region in 2009 when hundreds of youth violently took to the streets to protest government’s decision barring Kabaka Ronald Mutebi from travelling to Kayunga for a cultural function.


Government argued then that Kabaka’s life was in danger since Kayunga had expressed determination to secede from Buganda.

The arrested youth have since been detained at Luzira prison.

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