Serial killer Walusimbi’s bail fails, court sends him back to Luzira

By Babirye Sania

The deputy registrar  of the  high court criminal  division Emmanuel Baguma has further remanded to Luzira prison a one Baker Walusimbi charged with the 2006 murder of three university female students.

Baguma explained that the trial judge Yasin Nyanzi was away in Nakasongola on other court duties.

Last month justice Nyanzi gave a 30 days ultimatum to trace the whereabouts of the two court assessors in the case after principal state attorney  Gladys Nyanzi  informed court that  the whereabouts  of the  acessors  are still unknown.

The judge  reached the  decision  after  court failed to rule  on the case that had stalled for 11 years because of the  disappearance of the assessors since 2006.

Justice  Nyanzi had ruled  that  he will be forced  to grant unconditional bail to Walusimbi if by today the registrar had failed to locate the whereabouts of the two  court assessors.

The judge further noted that  the suspect has had his rights to a fair  and speedy trial violated for the past 11 years that he has been on remand awaiting the determination of his case.

The judge  explained that if the office  of the registrar finally locates the two court  assessors    by then,  the state can re arrest Walusimbi have him charged and committed  to stand a fresh trial for the different  murder counts.

He said that  in case this  happens the case will  be the longest retrial after  11 years when  Walusimbi was first committed for trial.

Walusimbi was arrested  on January 21st/2006 as a result of a joint crack unit by police when 2  female bodies were found raped with slit throats but dumped in different areas in Kampala.

He was consequently charged before Buganda Road Court with  3 counts of murdering Moreen Nabbale, Jacqline Najjombwe and Maria Kaitesi.