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Kabamba Attack Suspects Apply for Amnesty

Nine people facing treachery charges in relation to the attack on Kabamba Barracks before Makindye General Court Martial have formerly applied for Amnesty before the Amnesty Commission

The nine are Nassim Namuzimule, Ssemwogerere Marvin Kato, Sgt Ndugga Musaazi, Mukiibi Ali, Lumala Salongo, Biyimbwa Herbert, Kiwanuka Francis Kaheru, Matovu Solomon and Kibirige Peter

These nine through their lawyers of Jude Mbabaali and Company advocates and Ssemwanga Muwazzi and company Advocates wrote to the commission renouncing the activities against which they were charged.

“We the undersigned persons being accused persons charged with offences relating to security contrary to section 130(1) of the UPDF Act case number UPDF GCM /024/2014 before this Honorable court , do hereby declare that we have renounced all activities for which we were charged and we hereby apply for amnesty under the provisions of the Amnesty Act”

The four of the applicants are currently on remand in Kigo prison; while five are out on bail awaiting court to approve their Amnesty certificates so that they can be set free.

Some of the suspects in this case pleaded guilty of the charges against them and were set free and dismissed from the Army since they were serving UPDF officers.

These included Lt Col Philip Frank Eguma, Captain Hillman Bosco Alepere, Lt. Ronald Waibi Mwavu and Private Kenneth Sekajja.

The Prosecution at Makindye General court martial led by Major Raphael Mugisha states that the applicants between the months of February and May 2013 in the various places of Kampala, Wakiso, Masaka, Luweero and in Nairobi Kenya, consciously omitted to disclose vital information about recruitment of people to engage into activities intended to prejudice the security of the defense forces by attacking the armored warfare barracks in Mubende district.

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