By Sania Babirye
The former acting Amir of Nakaserero Mosque sheikh Yahaya Ramathan Mwanje and seven others have been committed to the international crimes division of the high court to be tried over murder and terrorism charges.
This morning senior prosecutors Lillian Omora and Jonathan Muwaganya informed Buganda road court chief magistrate Jamson Kareemani that the Director of Public prosecutions Mike Chibita has directed them to have the accused committed after completion of investigations.
On the 6th of this month Sheikh Mwanje and his first three co accused were charged afresh with Murder, Terrorism and aiding a terror group ADF after the DPP withdrew his first murder charges that Sheikh Mwanje and three others were already being tried in the high court.
The process was to allow state to add four more suspects and slap fresh charges of Murder, Terrorism, and aiding a terror group on all the suspects so that the entire group can be tried together.
The new suspects are part of the 14 people who are also charged with the murder of former police spokesman AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
They include Yusuf Nyanzi, Kalyango Jibril, Balyejusa Noordin and Bruhan Balijusa.
Other suspects include 43 year old bodaboda rider Buyondo Muhammad a resident of Nsanji, 37 year old Sendegeya Abdul Wahab a bodaboda rider in Kyengere Nsanji and a 43 year old business man in Masanafu Sekandi Musa.
According to the new charges Sheikh Mwanje and his co accused with others still at large, on the 26 of November 2016 at Masanafu trading center Rubaga division murdered Major Muhammad Kigundu and his body guard sergeant Stephen Mukasa.
The state further says that the suspects between 2010 and 2017 within the different district in the country aided and abetted terrorism by way of recruitment and rendering support in form of training ADF members .
Meanwhile Nyanzi and Kalyango are separately charged with belonging and confessing to belong to ADF between 2010 and 2012.
The chief magistrate has however bared them from pleading to the new charges since they are capital in nature and only tried and bailed by the high court.
They have all been remanded to Luzira prison until the court will finally set a date for hearing of the case.
Mwanje was arrested in November 2016 and detained at Nalufenya until January 2017 when he was finally charged.