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Court sets trial date for treason case against 20 people

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The High Court has set October 30, 2017 to start hearing a treason case against 20 people accused of plotting to overthrow the Uganda government by force of arms.

High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene set the trial date after all the suspects pleaded not guilty to the allegation.

The accused persons include two brothers Amir Kinene and Hakim Kinene who were acquitted by the International Crimes Division Court in the case of Muslim Clerics Murders, together with Sheikh Multa Mudde Bukenya who was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for terrorizing the said Muslim Clerics.

Prosecution alleges that between January 2013 and June 2015 in diverse places in Uganda and outside including Dubai, Kenya and Tanzania, the accused persons contrived a plot to overthrow the government by recruiting and training rebels.

It’s further alleged that they acquired satellite mobile phones for communication, motor vehicles for transport and rented houses to act as safe houses.

They have now been sent back on remand to Luzira prison till the said date for trial.

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