7 out of the 22 suspects in the murder of former Ploce Spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi have been released on bail, The Tower Post reports.
The suspects were released on Tuesday morning at Nakawa Magistrate’s Court in Kampala.
Kaweesi, his driver Wambewo and body guard, Kenneth Erau were gunned down by unknown assailants in Kulambiro, Kampala in March this year.
in October this year, 8 of the 22 suspects were committed to High Court for trial, while 9 of the remaining 14 suspects applied for bail through their lawyers led by Geoffrey Turyamusiima.
While giving his ruling, Nakawa Grade I magistrate Noah Sajjabi noted that he based on Article 73 of the Constitution of Uganda which gives court powers to give mandatory bail to anyone who spend six months on remand without being committed to high court for trial.
“I find merit in the bail application,” the magistrate said.
The suspects released on bail are; Maganda Umaru, Hassan Tumusiime, Sheikh Musa Ntende, Ahmed Ssenfuka, Ibrahim kisa, Abdul Majid Ojegere and Asuman Mugoya.
They were each released on a Shs 50 million non-cash bail, while their sureties was ordered to sign a Shs. 500 million non-cash bond each.