According to Ssenyonyi, when they wrote to police, the only response they got was through media reports the next day by the Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, saying they hadn’t followed the laid down guidelines.
Dr. Kamunyu vowed in an interview with URN never to cede to dishonesty as he returns to Makerere University, saying that academic freedoms and freedoms of expression that he was fighting for remain cardinal to him.
The trial of the duo was expected to start this morning before the Buganda Road Chief magistrate, Mary Babirye. However, the matter couldnt proceed because the State Prosecutor, Emily Ninsiima was no show.
Benson Byaruhanga, the Luweero District Police Commander, says they raided the community broadcasters on request from the National Identification and Registration Authority following complaints that the broadcasters were extorting money from people who had lost their IDs.
Theopista Twembi, the head of Uganda Human Rights Commission offices in Mbarara, says she was shocked to find the suspect in possession of an identity card indicating that he works with them yet they dont know him.
The suspects were picked up in a joint security raid on Usafi Mosque in Kisenyi, a Kampala city suburb in May this year for their alleged kidnap and murder of Susan Magara. They were arraigned in court on charges of kidnap and murder with intentions of seeking a ransom and were remanded to Prison.
Shakur Mugabe Kamada is jointly accused with Ali Dumba Salongo, a witch doctor from Masajja, John Bosco Olo, Frank Sendi, a boda-boda rider from Kawempe, Brain Kaaya and Herbert Lukwago, a property broker from Makindye Division.