COURT DELAYS BAIL HEARING FOR MAJ. KIGGUNDU’ SUSPECTED MURDERERS

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By Kabuye Ronald

High court judge Wilson Kwesiga has deferred the hearing of the bail application filed by four suspects accused of murdering Maj. Mohammed Kiggundu and his bodyguard Sgt Stephen Mukasa to a month’s period.

The bail application was slated for today however the Government senior state attorney Barbara Masinde informed court that the state is not ready to proceed due to the pending investigations in the case hence asking for a month.

However the defense lawyers led by Kagoro Friday Robert challenged a month’s adjournment noting that this amounts to violation of their clients’ right to a fair trial.

In his ruling justice Kwesiga granted the month’s time to state to enable it finalize with investigations, however he cautioned them to be mindful of the accused right to speedy trial.

The Four suspects who include former Acting Tabliq Muslim Amir, Sheikh Yahya Mwanje, 2 bodaboda riders from Kyengera Muhammad Buyondo and Abdul -Wahab Ssendegeya plusMuhammad Ssekandi, a businessman from Masanafu, are not yet committed to high court where their matter ought to be heard.

 In their application, they contend that it’s their constitutional right to have bail since they have fixed places of abode and also promised not to interfere with the investigations in the matter.

Prosecution contends that on November 26, 2016 at Masanafu trading centre, the four murdered Maj Kiggundu and his bodyguard Sgt Stephen Mukasa by shooting.

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