Suspects in Gen Katumba shooting remanded to Kitalya Prison despite Visible torture wounds

The Nakawa Court Chief Magistrate Douglas Singiza has remanded five suspects in the attempted murder Minister of Works Gen Katumba Wamala to Kitalya prison on three counts despite visible torture wounds all over their bodies allegedly sustained in police custody.

The five suspects who included Kagugube Muhammad, Walusimbi Kamada, Walusimbi Siriman Ayub, Abdulaziz Ramathan Dunku, and Habib Ramathan Marjan appeared to be in visible pain as they cried during the hearing on Thursday in which they were charged with Terrorism, murder, and attempted murder.

Court heard that between March 2015 and June 2021, while at various places in Uganda, the five involved themselves in attacks and murders on UPDF and police personnel, civilians, and police establishments without any due regard to safety.

The number of suspects now charged in the Gen Katumba attempted murder and double murder of his daughter Brenda Nantongo and driver Haruna Kayondo stands at 7 after Sheikh Yasin Nyanzi and Hussein Serubula were remanded last week.

Efforts by the suspects lawyer Geoffrey Turyamusiima to secure their release to get treatment were futile since His worship Singiza said his court didn’t have the jurisdiction to hear bail applications for murder and terrorism charges and could only remand them further to Kitalya.

Singiza asked the Kitalya prison authorities to ensure the suspects receive adequate treatment.

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