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DPP Asked to Expedite Rakai School Fire Investigations

Moses Mujumba, Kisuules father maintains that his son is innocent. He says that the slow pace of investigations is denying the suspects the right to an expeditious trial.
15 Feb 2019 17:21
manya students in masaka court dock
Relatives of the Rakai fire suspects have asked the Director of Public Prosecutions-DPP to expedite investigations into the incident. 

In November, 10 students died after fire burnt a dormitory that was housing at least 50 senior three students.

Four students were arrested and charged 11 counts of murder and attempted murder, 33 counts of arson and malicious damage to property and remanded to Masaka Prison.

They include Alex Taremwa 18, Junior Mugarura 18, Dickson Kisuule 18 and Niyo Edison 21.

Others are Michael Tayebwa, the school warden and corporal Stephen Nziyimaana, a police officer attached to Mmanya Police post.

On Friday, they appeared before the Masaka Grade One Magistrate Christopher Adyeeri and were further remanded.

Victoria Ann Nanteza, a state prosecutor asked court to remand the suspects because investigations into the case are on-going.

Adyeeri adjourned the case to March 22nd. 

However, relatives of some of the suspects want the DPP to expedite investigations and commit the suspects to the High court for trial.

Niyo's elder sister Josephine Ingabire says that his brother deserves justice which has delayed.

Moses Mujumba, Kisuule's father maintains that his son is innocent. He says that the slow pace of investigations is denying the suspects the right to an expeditious trial.

This is the fourth time the suspects are appearing in court.

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