Moslem Clerics Charged With Fresh Treason Charges

Security at the Nakawa Magistrates Court was tight this afternoon as 19 people including Moslem clerics were being charged with treason as well as aiding and abetting treason for some.

After reading them the charges Nakawa Grade one magistrate Christine Nantege advised all the accused persons not to say anything because these are capital offences that are only heard by the High court

State Prosecutor Thomas Gitiku asked the magistrate for a short adjournment since investigations in this matter are almost complete.

The magistrate remanded the accused to Luzira and Kigo Prisons until the 29th of August.

All the ninneteen acussed persons in dock
All the ninneteen acussed persons in dock

The accused include Badru Bukenya, pharmacy Nakasibante Aisha, pills Badru Bukenya, viagra 60mg Amir Kinene , Hakim Kinene Muswaswa ,Muzamilu Kasawuli, Serunjogi Arafat aka Bukenya, Okot Alex, Olanya Joseph , Okidi Charles ,Private Mubajje Arajab , Matanda Isa, Hajji Byamukama Abdul Ratif , Ssemowogerere Asadu,Kibirige Solomon,Wadwali Safiyi, Yusuf Sentamu, Muhamadi Kalodo, Sentongo Ismail and Sheikh Murta Mudde Bukenya.

Prosecution says these together with others still at large between January 2014 and June 2015 at various places in Uganda including Kampala, Wakiso, Gulu, Kitgum Mbale, Masaka, Mpigi, Rakai and other places outside Uganda including UAE Kenya and Tanzania contrived a plot to overturn the government of Uganda as by law established by use of arms and expressed such plot by utterances and overt acts.

Relatives of the acussed praying outside court
Relatives of the acussed praying outside court

The state adds that these participated in recruitment of individuals to join in an armed insurrection against the government of Uganda, providing and participating in military training of recruits in preparation of an armed insurrection to overthrow government.

That the  same people participated in Acquisition of communication equipment like satellite phones, acquisition of motor vehicles and motorcycles to mobilization and transportation of recruits, renting apartments to act as safe houses and attempting to acquire arms and ammunitions.



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