Acquitted Kampala Bombing Suspects Charged Again

Acquitted Kampala Bombing Suspects Charged Again


By Serestino Tusingwire


Five suspects of the 2010 Kampala bombing who had been acquitted of terrorism charges have been committed to high court on fresh charges.

On Tuesday, the Jinja Grade I Chief Magistrate Niwaha Sharon sent the five to the High Court to face charges of abetting terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism.

The five include; Omar Awadhi Omar, Mohammad Hamid Suleiman alias Abu Zainab, Abubakar Batematyo, Dr. Ismail Kalule and Yahaya Suleiman Mbuthia.

They are accused of masterminding the July 11, 2010 Kampala bombings that left 76 dead and scores injured.

These had been acquitted of charges on May 27 this year when court presided over by Alfonse Owiny-Dollo failed to find sufficient evidence linking them to the bombings

They came to be re-arrested this month when police continued linking them with the crime.

When brought to court yesterday, the five failed to prove that they were not involved in the attacks, thus being committed to high court which has the jurisdiction to hear capital offences.