Nakawa Grade One Magistrate Noah Sajjabi has today granted a non-cash bail of Shs50 million to seven suspects implicated in the murder of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
Last week through their lawyers led by Geoffrey Turyamusiima, Hassan Tumusiime, Ibrahim Kisa, Abdul Majid Ojegere, Ahmed Senfuka, Sheikh Musa Ntende, Asuman Mugoya and Umar Maganda applied for bail after eight of their 22 colleagues were committed to the High Court.
Granting them bail, Mr. Sajabbi, said a suspect who has been on remand for more than six months without trial can be granted bail. “I therefore find merit in their application,” he said before releasing them. Their sureties were ordered to pay Shs 500m each, not cash.
Meanwhile, Senfuka and Maganda, two of those released on bail today, has been rearrested by security operatives who trailed him a few meters from Nakawa Court.
Last month, their lawyer Ladislas Lwakafuzi petitioned court, saying his clients had been tortured, prompting Lady Justice Margaret Oumo Oguli of the High Court to order for compensation of Shs80 million to each of the Kaweesi murder suspects.
AIGP Kaweesi was gunned down on March 17 together with his driver Godfrey Wambeewo and bodyguard Kenneth Erau at Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb, while on their way to Uganda Christian University, where the police officer was to address a career guidance session.