By Spy Uganda
Kampala: The Magistrates Court in Nakawa has remanded Yusuf Nyanzi who was earlier charged with the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi to Kitalya government prison on charges of attempted murder of works and transport minister Gen Edward Katumba Wamala who narrowly survived an assassination earlier this month.
Unknown assailants moving on two motorcycles sprayed Gen.Katumba’s car with bullets killing his daughter and driver on the spot leaving him with severe injuries from which he is still recovering.
Today Monday, Nyanzi,46 was arraigned before the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court together with another suspect Hussein Ismael Sserubula,38 a boda boda rider and resident of Nakuwadde in Wakiso district and charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
“Yusuf Nyanzi , Hussein Ismael Sserubala and others still at large on June,1, 2021 at Kisaasi central Zone in Kampala district murdered Brenda Nantongo and Sgt Haruna Kayondo contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act,” the Chief Magistrate, Douglas Singiza read the charges.
The duo who were brought under tight security were also charged with the attempted murder of Gen Katumba Wamala contrary to section 204 of the Penal Code Act.
The Chief Magistrate however didn’t allow them to plead to the charges since they face capital offenses that can only be tried by the High Court and they were consequently remanded to Kitalya government prison until August 3, 2021.
Nyanzi was in 2017 arraigned in court and charged with the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Mambewa.
Nyanzi was however released on bail until he was arrested earlier this month from his home in Kyanja by operatives said to be from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) in connection to the attempted assassination of Gen Edward Katumba Wamala.