Kabamba Case: State Witness Continues to Contradict Self

Private Norman Sembatya, sildenafil the first prosecution witness in the case in which 14 people are accused of conducting an attack on Kabamba Barracks, more about yesterday maintained his dramatic way of answering questions during defense cross examination.

Sembatya, claims in his testimony that he joined the suspects as a CMI spy, to gather evidence on their plan to overthrow government.

He however amused court yesterday, as it turned out that he couldn’t pronounce CMI in full; calling it Central Military Intelligence. He also said that he didn’t know the second name of his boss.

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Sembatya had earlier told court that he mediated the deal where the accused persons bought a gun at UGX 2million in Jinja. But when asked yesterday by the defense on the gun’s whereabouts, he first denied his earlier statement and later said he didn’t know who took it.

Sembatya also failed to reveal the whereabouts of the exhibits which prosecution claim to have recovered from the suspects, that include 20million shillings cash, 2 pairs of army uniform  and 2 big boxes of biscuits.

The General Court Martial chairman Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti adjourned the further cross examination of this witness to 31st October.  It’s on this date that the defense counsel is expected to close the cross examining of the witness.

The suspects now on remand include among others LT Col Philip Frank Chandia, Capt Hillman Bosco Alper, Lt Waibi Mwavu Ronald, Mutuume Miro and others still at large.


These prosecution alleges, that between Sept 2013 and May 2014 while in various parts of Kampala ,Masaka, Wakiso, Luweero, Mubende and Nairobi, consciously omitted to disclose vital information to the army authorities about the recruitment of people to engage into activities intended to prejudice security of defense forces with the preparation to attack Armored warfare training school in Kabamba.

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