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Relatives of Kaweesi Murder Suspects Protest Delayed Bail Application Hearing

The lawyer of the suspects, Geoffrey Turyamusiima is still hopeful that there will be justice despite all the delays.
17 Jul 2019 19:21
The late AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi

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The relatives of eight suspects charged for the alleged murder of former Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi have protested the delayed hearing of their bail application.   

The suspects;  Bruhan Balyejusa alias Jimmy Masiga Ogutu, Joshua Magezi Kyambadde alias Abdu Rahman, Jibril Kalyango alias Abu Aisha, Yusuf Siraje Nyanzi alias Jimmy Ssentamu and Shafik Kasujja.

The group had appeared before Justice Lydia Mugambe of the International Crimes Division of High Court to update her on how far they have gone with fulfilling the bail conditions put on them. However, the Judge and the prosecution were also not in court.  

 The Clerk to Justice Mugambe told the relatives and the suspects’ lawyers that the judge is away attending a workshop. She told them to return to court on August 1st 2019.

This prompted the relatives of the suspects to complain arguing that ever since the suspects were granted bail in March, the process to fulfil the conditions has dragged on.

The terms included prosecution verifying whether the suspects have valid National Identification Cards and verifying their residential addresses. 

Wedda Yazid of the relatives notes that they have started selling part of their property for transport to court.

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The lawyer of the suspects, Geoffrey Turyamusiima is still hopeful that there will be justice despite all the delays.

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