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Daily Monitor | A group of 11 suspects to Be Tried For Terrorism Acts and Aiding Dr. Kiyingi

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Posted February 26, 2015 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Terrorism ~ 1,734 views

     

KAMPALA. Eleven people have been committed to the High Court-International Crimes Division for trial after they were charged with aiding and abetting Australia-based Ugandan cardiologist, Dr Aggrey Kiyingi. The group is also accused of aiding the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels, said to be engaged in acts of terrorism.

The accused who include Murta Mudde Bukenya, Hakim Kinene ,Muzamiru Kasawuli ,Sserunjoji Arafat ,Badru Bukenya, Alex Okot, Joseph Olanya, Amir Kinene ,Aisha Nakasibante, Charles Okidi and Kalungi Fahad were committed on Thursday by the Nakawa Grade one magistrate Timothy Lumunye.

An indictment signed by the Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita indicates that Murta Mudde Bukenya and Hakim Kinene are renown sympathizers of the ADF group who met with Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi in 2013 and the Austrian based cardiologist requested the duo to assist him identify, recruit and train former ADF fighters in a bid to cause havoc and other terror related activities in the country ahead of the forthcoming 2016 general elections.

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“The duo then recruited Badru Bukenya who was a devoted former ADF fighter to train recruits in martial arts, practical military skills and bomb attacks which would be done in Nalukolongo a Kampala suburb where between 5 and 6 recruits were trained for 6 weeks in order not to be detected by security,” reads part of the indictment.

Mr Hakim Kinene who owns a gym in Mukono was allegedly able to mobilise money for training and other logistics. Among the first recruits were Muzamiru Kasawuli and Amir Kinene.

“In April 2014, Mudde, Kinene, Bukenya and Kasawuli travelled to Nairobi where they met Dr.Kiyingi with whom they discussed the progress of the recruitment exercise. He then provided money for logistics and this was used to buy a Toyota Super Custom series(UAV 576) and two motorcycles which would ease movement in case of attacks,” further read the DPP’s indictment.

The DPP accused the group of holding more meetings in Nairobi and Dar-es Salaam, in which they allegedly resolved to get in touch with ADF leader Jamil Mukulu to provide snipers who would be used to do their job. The money to facilitate all these activities would allegedly be channeled through Western Union to Dr Kiyingi’s sister –in-law Aisha Nakasibante.

“The group then embarked on mobilizing for guns and in the process Alex Okot, Joseph Olanya and Charles Okidi were brought to mobilize for weapons from former LRA rebels. Some of these activities led to the murder of Sheikhs Mustapha Bahiga Dr Muwaya and the attempted murder of Sheikh Haruna Jemba and to this laptops and satellite phones were recovered from Aisha Nakasibante’s home,” the DPP added.

Dr Kiyingi recently declared that he intends to challenge President Yoweri Museveni in the forthcoming presidential elections.

Source — Daily Monitor


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