Set Free: Sheikh Yunus Kamoga

The court in 2017 sentenced Kamoga, his brother Sheikh Murta Mudde Bukenya, Sheikh Kawooya and Sheikh Fahad Kalungi to life in prison whereas Yusuf Kakande and Abdulsalam Sekyanja were sentenced to 30 years in prison after being convicted of terrorism.

The group was however acquitted of murder charges that had been labelled against them for the killing of various Muslim clerics throughout the country.

They however appealed against the life imprisonment sentence against them basing on conviction for terrorism using the same evidence that had earlier seen the same court acquit them of murder charges.
On Wednesday, three justices including Alphonse Owiny- Dollo, Cheborion Barishaki and Elizabeth Musoke ruled that ingredients of terrorism had not been proved beyond reasonable doubt by the lower court and therefore, it was wrong to have the group convicted of the same charge of terrorism.

“All in all, the convictions of all the appellants for the offence of Terrorism contrary to section 7(1) and (2) (b) of the Anti-Terrorism Act ,2002 are quashed for the reasons given herein above. The sentences imposed on the appellants arising from their respective convictions are also set aside,” the court ruled.

Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and the group have been set free by court .

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