Luzira killing: lawyers set to make final submission
Posted Thursday, January 24 2013 at 09:16
Lawyers will today make their final submission in the trial of a UPDF soldier who allegedly shot three people dead in Luzira in December last year, for court to consider in making its final decision.
Prosecution led by Capt. Victor Chemususu will make their submissions. He will be followed by Lt. Alex Mukwana and Mr Martin Muhumuza, the representatives of Cpl. Herbert Rwekihembo, who is on remand over the December 10 shooting.
Cpl. Rwakihembo, 31, appears for the eighth day of public trial before a Division Court Martial sitting at Luzira Church of Uganda Primary School.
The court adjourned the case to today for the submissions after it was reported that one of the panelists handling the case was sick.
Maj. Ramathan Delu, one of the seven members, was reported sick, making the hearing unable to proceed without a complete team.
Others hearing the case include; Lt. Col. Philbert Ouma, Capt. Geofrey Abigaba, Capt. Perez Kaija, Lt. James Butaayi and WOII Job Tukei.
Prosecution alleges that on December 10 last year, Lance Corporal Rwakihembo caused the death of Irene Namuyaba Nakibirango, Zaina Nassolo Nalongo and Loyce Kawendeke, using an AK-47.
Thirteen witnesses comprising police investigators, soldiers, and a senior government analyst have testified against the soldier.
However, the accused denies the charges, saying the killing was an accidental firing after a fight at his residence.