Police in Kenya have in detention two Ugandan men believed to be behind the tragic murder of the top Cleric and Spokesperson of the Kibuli Muslim faction Sheikh Hassan Kirya.
Lukwiya Malcom and Emmanuel Oneka were reportedly arrested yesterday Wednesday, clinic http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-content/plugins/styles-with-shortcodes/options-panel/class.pop_plugin_addons.php July 1 in a hideout in Kabete, try http://danceexchange.org/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/inc/theme-options.php Nairobi, after allegedly sneaking out of the country, hours after the murder.
Sheikh Kirya was gunned down on Tuesday evening on his way home after he stopped at Bweyogerere to purchase fruits. Another Kenyan truck driver was also shot dead in the attack after he he flashed lights onto the murderers.
The duo, who were arrested in Nairobi are also being linked to the global Muslim terror group ISIS.
A Nairobi court today ordered a 30 days extension of their detention as investigation in their case proceeds.
Kenyan Police described the two men in an affidavit as “trained assassins involved in the killing of prominent people.”
An analysis of their phone call data according to police revealed that they were in constant communication with two known ISIS recruiters hiding in Tanzania and Sudan.
“The suspects are connected with a syndicate that is recruiting youths in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania who then go to Syria to join ISIS.
“They are connected with one Sebit, a Ugandan who is in Juba, South Sudan, a known recruiter who has been in constant contact with them,” Sergeant Ezekiel Luley of the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) told the court.
He said the suspects were also connected to one Ali, “who is in Bukoba, Tanzania, also a known ISIS agent”
Meanwhile another suspect, a one Ssenabulia Rajab, an Alliance Democratic Front [ADF] fighter, was arrested in connection with the killing of the Sheikh Kirya and by the records of his phone call data it is noted that he was in constant communication with the two.
A heavy security detail accompanied Malcom, 20, and Oneka, 24, when they were brought before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo on Thursday.
The suspects were reported by concerned residents as they tried to rent a house in Lower Kibete, Nairobi.
Police asked the court to treat the suspects as “dangerous to the security of the State” because “the two are trained in arms to carry out assassinations as is happening in Uganda.”
Details of the meeting between President Yoweri Museveni and the four expelled NRM Members of Parliament have emerged.
The meeting at State House was the first of its kind since the MPs were shown exit in 2003 on strong accusations of indiscipline.
The MPs who include Theodore Sekikuubo (Lwemiaga Conuty), generic http://citadelgroup.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/myaccount/my-address.php Vincent Niwagaba (Ndorwa County), more about Barnabas Tinkasimiire (Buyaga County) and Mohammed Nsereko (Kampala Central) drove to State House with their lawyers Abdu Katuntu who is a fellow legislator, and Peter Walubiri.
NRM CEC members, who made it to State House as early as 10:00 am expecting to be part of a meeting as per the invitation extended to them last week, were asked at the eleventh hour to leave the place with new communication that the program had been postponed to Monday.
Museveni was meeting the cabinet in the morning.
The rebel MPs were however kept aside implying that the President and party Chairman wanted to meet them separately.
Some of the CEC members who spoke to this writer said they were not happy with the way president Museveni decided to lock them out of the meeting that is critical and setting a precedent in the history of the party.
Some of the members like the NRM vice chairman in charge of Kampala region, Capt. Francis Babu did not leave quietly but made verbal protestations as they walked to their cars at the State House parking.
The cabinet meeting that was chaired by the president reportedly did not end at the usual 2pm but went up to 4pm, which prompted Museveni who had other meetings, to cancel the CEC meeting.
Museveni finally settled for the rebel MPs late in the evening and the agenda was simply how to absorb them back into the ruling party.
The party chair reportedly did not waste time but went direct his point by asking the rebel MPs and their lawyers to withdraw the ongoing case at the Supreme Court.
After expelling the four members from the party, the executive unsuccessfully asked the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to follow suit and the failure forced NRM to go to the Constitutional Court.
The Constitutional Court sitting to interpret Article 83 (g) led by then Chief Justice, Stephen Kavuma evicted the four MPs from Parliament contrary to Parliament’s interpretation that the four legislators were to remain in the House.
Article 83 (g) says any MP who leaves his or her party should automatically resign from Parliament and the case of four MPs were unique in a way that they didn’t leave their party willingly as they were expelled.
The four MPs immediately petitioned the Supreme Court in an appeal against the Constitutional Court ruling that evicted them from Parliament.
The Supreme Court returned the four to the August House pending the main disposal of the case that is currently ongoing.
During Wednesday’s meeting, the rebel MPs rejected withdrawing their case as asked by President Museveni.
They argued that withdrawing the case meant getting out of Parliament since the case is the only thread keeping them inParliament.
“The issue became a legal but not simple in-house political matter. They had to adjourn as both sides consult,” a source from State House says.
The parties will return for the same meeting on Tuesday, 7th July 2015 at a venue that is yet to be communicated.
ChimpReports has learnt that CEC will first sit separately on Monday and discuss the matter before meeting the rebel MPs Tuesday.