Uganda: Army Court Remands Senior Police Officer, Two UPDF Soldiers Over Murder of City Lawyer

Six people including a senior police officer, two UPDF soldiers and a businessman among others have been arraigned before the General Court Martial in Makindye and charged with the murder of city lawyer, Ronald Mukisa.

Mukisa, 45, a legal officer working with IBC Advocates in Kampala was shot dead by unknown assailants as he returned home in Kitiko Birongo in Ndejje division, Makindye Ssaabagabo in Wakiso district.

On Monday, SP Vincent Irama, the Kampala Metropolitan North deputy police commander, Cpl Max Goefrey Anyase, Sgt Ayubu Rashid Okot, both UPDF soldiers, businessman Robert Irama Karedou, his wife Brenda Cathy Nalwoga and Kenyan national, Josebert Muzey Hayeza were charged with the murder of Ronald Mukisa contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act.

Prosecution told court that on May, 30, 2023 at around 11pm at Kitiko, Mutungo in Wakiso district, the groupwith malice aforethought unlawfully caused the death of Ronald Mukisa.

The group represented by Elizabeth Nyansingwa, Capt Simon Busagwa, Pte Priscilla Kakande and Kevin Mugabi denied the charges.

In response, the army prosecutors led by Pte Reginah Nanzala told court that investigations into the matter are still ongoing and asked for more time to conclude the matter.

The army court chairman, Brig Freeman Mugabe adjourned the matter to August, 1, 2023 and remanded them until then.

The two UPDF soldiers were remanded to Makindye military barracks whereas the rest of the accused were sent to Luzira government prison.