The IPS building where the blast occurred, is strategically located next to Parliament, Queens Chambers-where MPs offices are located, City Hall, The Office of the Inspector General of Government, the Ministry of ICT, the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and the Uganda Prisons Headquarters, among others.
According to the notice of appeal filed before the Court of Appeal on June 1, all the seven convicts currently at Luzira maximum prison say the conviction was wrong and the sentences were harsh and excessive.
According to the new charge sheet, the suspects are alleged to have created documents and materials connected with preparations to facilitate, assist or engage co-conspirators to undertake terrorist acts on security facilities while at Luzira Upper prisons.
High Court has sentenced to life imprisonment five of the seven convicts of the 2010 terror attack that claimed 76 lives in Kampala. They include Hassan Hussein Agade, Idris Magundu, Solomon Njoroge and Muhammad Ali Muhammad
Muzafar is one of the Luyima Brothers who were convicted yesterday in a landmark judgment arising out of the attack on Kyaddondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala on July 11, 2010. The victims were merrymakers who were watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup final between Netherlands and Spain.
Their Lawyer Caleb Alaka told reporters in Kampala that the five were re-arrested moments after regaining their freedom and that there whereabouts are still unknown. But Police Spokesman Fred Enanga says they are detained for their safety.
Justice Dollo also found Hussein Agade and Idris Magondu, both Kenyan national guilty of terrorism. He also acquitted Yahaya Suleiman Mbuthia, also a Kenyan National from the charges of terrorism on ground that prosecution failed to provide evidence linking him to the Kampala bombings.
The case involves 13 men of Ugandan, Kenyan and Tanzania origin believed to be behind twin bombing of merrymakers who were watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup final between Netherlands and Spain at Kyaddondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala.
The two court assessors Juliet Kasendwa and Robert Lubega Ssebunya who gave separate opinions to court said that prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that they are guilty of terrorism. The charge attracts a maximum punishment of death by hanging.
I am painfully warning you, which warning I should also adhere to. We all know that in the course of this trial, there was a most horrendous killing of Joan Kagezi who was the lead prosecutor in this case. It was a horrendous act that shook the entire nation. justice Owiny-Dollo said.
The 35-year old witness identified the two heads of the suicide mission as Morsa, a Somali national and Kaka, a Kenyan national. He was also able to describe the facial features of the said suicide bombers while they were alive and dead.
Police is also vetting and profiling all employees at the public places and entertainment centers that are planning to screen the matches. The exercise is intended to establish their criminal record, background and interests in order to sieve wrong elements.
The lawyers representing 12 suspects of the July 2010 Kampala bombings on Friday expressed their dissatisfaction in court over what they called â€˜delaying tacticsâ€™ by the state not to hear the constitutional petition challenging their extradition to Uganda.