Kampala, Uganda | GODREY SSALI | The four Muslim Sheikhs arrested in connection with the killing of two UPDF soldiers, Major. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Stephen Mukasa, have been formally charged with murder before the High Court in Kampala.
The accused including the acting Deputy Amir of the Tabliq Muslim section Sheikh Yahaya Mwanje, two boda-boda riders from Nsangi stage, Muhammad Buyondo and Abdul Wahaab Ssendegeya, and a businessman man Musa Ssekandi, are now set to be tried. They pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder before Justice Wilson Kwesiga.
Justice Kwesiga has now fixed the case for hearing on August 22,2017 and remanded the accused back to Luzira Prison until then.
The accused are said to have conspired to shoot dead Maj. Kiggundu and Sgt. Mukasa on the morning of November 26, 2016 at Masanafu trading centere in Lubaga division outside Kampala, as the they were driving in an army vehicle to attend a talk show on one of th local radio stations.