Kisenyi Terror Suspects Denied Bail Again

The International Crimes Division court has for the second time denied bail to 4 of the 7 Somali nationals accused of aiding and abetting Al-Shabab’s plan to carry out a second bomb attack on Uganda in 2014.

Justice Ezekiel Muhanguzi dismissed the four applicants who have been denied bail are Muhammad Abdul Kadir Hirsi, website like this Abdi Abdullah Bootan, here Muhammed Ahmed Gele and Muhammad Yusuf Farah.

These through their lawyers Esgar Tabalo and Edwin Tabaro had applied for bail on grounds that their trial had delayed, online they are sick, it’s their constitutional right and that they have fixed place of abode in court’s jurisdiction with substantial sureties to stand for them.

Justice Ezikiel Muhanguzi however, rejected the application on grounds that they have no permanent residencies in Uganda to ensure that they will not abscond when released on bail.

The judge ruled that the four had  neither proved any exceptional  circumstances  of advanced age and grave illnesses  which cannot be handled at Luzira prison nor  produced sound sureties to satisfy court that  they will compel them return  for trial, given the fact that they are charged with  grave offences that  attract  maximum sentences of death upon conviction.

Justice Muhanguzi also ruled  that much as  the  accused have spent more than 360 days on remand at Luzira  prison, they have already been committed and the case is set for a pre-trial hearing on the 15th/December 2016.

The accused Muahmad Abdul Kadir,Abdul Abdulahi Botaan,Hassan Abdul wali Muahmoud,Muhamed Ahmed Cele,Yusuf Osman,Abdi Ali,Abdul Kadir and Muhammed Yusuf Farah  were arrested in September 2014 from a hotel in Kisenyi Kampala after a tip off by residents to police that they were co-coordinating activities and rendering support to Al-Shabab and Al-queada.

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