Sunday July 6 2014

No justice for suspects, 4 years after terror attacks


Kampala- Four years later, survivors, victims and suspects alike of the July 2010 terror bombings in Kampala, are yet to get justice.

It is one year since the Constitutional Court heard a petition in which the suspects, who were remanded in connection to the twin terror bombings, are challenging their extradition from their respective countries where they were arrested.

However, the panel of five justices led by acting Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma is yet to deliver the judgment on the petition.
The 12 terror suspects are still in Luzira Maximum Security Prison in Kampala on charges of murder, terrorism and attempted murder.
They are accused of carrying out the twin bomb attacks at the Kyadondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala, Kampala.

At least 80 people watching the Fifa World Cup finals were killed and scores injured.

Efforts to get comments from the Acting Chief Justice Kavuma were futile as calls to his known mobile telephone were unanswered.
Mr Erias Kisawuzi, the Judiciary spokespersons said he needed time to consult about the case.

“The last time I heard about that case was at a hearing but it could be one of the numerous pending judgements and rulings before the court due to change of designations for judges and other officers,” he said in a telephone interview.