Media barred covering ISO official case

By Sania Babirye

The media and the public in general have today been barred from attending the trial of a custodian of confidential documents at the International security organization (ISO) Kisembo Steven who is accused of revealing secret security documents to a Sudan representative in Uganda.

This is after prosecutions led by Senior State Attorney Gladys Nyanzi asked the trial Judge Steven Mubiru to have the case heard in camera due to its security sensitivity .

Nyanzi explained that they had five witness ready to pin the suspect, and that the evidence is not for public consumption since it involves the National Security of three Countries including Uganda, Sudan and Algeria.

On the 18th of December 2018, Kisembo Steven was charged with the offense and pleaded not guilty to the two counts.

Prosecution led by Nakafero Fatina states that between 2009 and 2010 and September 2013, while at the International security organization offices in Nakasero, Kisembo revealed and disclosed the presidential weekly security briefings to the Sudan representative in Uganda Jodder Muhammed.

State further claims that the said person was not entitled to know the confidential security government information.