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15 suspected rebels paraded before Makindye Court Martial


15 suspected rebels paraded before Makindye Court Martial

15 suspects have been charged at the court-martial in Makindye with various counts following their arrests by the task team investigating a self-styled anti-government rebel group, The Uganda National Coalition for Change (UNCC).

CP Enanga Fred Police Spokesperson told the media on Monday morning that while at diverse places in Uganda, the DRC, and in Tanzania, the suspects allegedly formed a rebel group named the Uganda National Coalition for Change (UNCC), with the intention to overthrow the government of Uganda through the use of force of arms. 

It is alleged that the suspects opened up rebel camps in Wabunyira, Kikandwa, and Kabosi village from where they attacked, killed, and also maimed Law Enforcement Officers. 

The deceased include; CPL Okech Alfred, CPL Nsubuga Francis, PC Kigongo Moses, SPC Ddimba Francis, while the maimed included; Pte Okiror David and Pte Okirima Emmanuel. They also robbed 5 guns during the deadly attacks, out of which, 3 guns have been recovered, and two are still missing.

  The 15 suspects are;

  • Lugendo Stuart Savio Paul alias Kuffa Teeka a 28-year-old businessman of Kyoga village, Namusera Parish, Wakiso district.
  • Mulinda Julius alias Julio, a 32-year-old builder and resident of Bukerekere village, in Wakiso district.
  • Nyanzi Mohammed Moshi Makumbi alias Engineer, a 31-year-old, resident fo Kabusi village, Bukuya village, Kasanda district.
  • Kizito Issa alias Commander Muto, a 22 year old,vender of Kasangombe Mpunga ward, Wakiso district.
  • Agodri Godfrey alias Skywalker Ramathan, a 23-year-old bodaboda rider of Kinawa village Kisenge Parish, Kyengera TC, Wakiso district.
  • Iyamulemye Paul, an 18-year-old, resident of Nakawa East, Nakawa Division, Kampala district.
  • Bogere Alex, a 20-year-old, resident of Namagera village, Magogo subcounty, in Wakiso district.
  • Ssenyonga Bob Robert, a 23-year-old, business man from Kinawataka, Nakawa division Kampala district.
  • Masembe John alias Nasifu, a 29-year-old, peasant from Busimbi Railway, Mityana Municipality, Mityana district.
  • Mitti Fazio, a 30-year-old, resident of Kirombe Luzira, Nakawa Division, Kampala district.
  • Ssenyonjo Hakim, a 32-year-old, driver and resident of Kikajjo zone, Namasuba, Wakiso district.
  • Matovu Sylevster, a 21-year-old, businessman of Kisimbiri village in Wakiso district.
  • Kawuma Derrick, a 25-year-old, barber and resident of Kisimbiri village, Wakiso district.
  • Ssekayombya Tony, a 24-year-old. Resident of Kyoga village, Wakiso district.
  • Sengonzi Lwanga Sam, a 41-year-old, peasant of Kabusi village, Bukuya, Kassanda district.

They are being charged with 12 counts of; Treason, Concealment of Treason, Terrorism, Aggravated Robbery (4 counts), murder (4 counts) and the illegal possession of firearms.  This leaves a balance of 18 suspects who are also being processed for court.

According to Enanga, the Joint Security Agencies remain committed and determined to keep Ugandans and other citizens in the country safe, from such threats of violent extremism. 

“We shall continue to pursue all remnants of the rebel outfit including their sponsors and collaborators, and hold them accountable for these acts of violence, impunity and lawlessness” said Enanga.

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