Kanungu Residents Irritated as Police Rearrests Released Suspects

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In short
Namanya is a principal suspect in the case where Western Amusement Park was on the 15th of July 2014 set ablaze in an incident linked to the pro-Amama Mbabazi Supporters on grounds that they had intended to hurt its owner Benson Karabareme, the secretary of Kihihi traders association.

Kanungu Residents express resentment at the reported re-arrest of Namanya Aziz (24) an arson suspect who had just been released by Kanungu chief Magistrates court.  Namanya, an Arson suspect was arrested immediately after court approved his bail application yesterday.

Namanya is a principal suspect in the case where Western Amusement Park was on the 15th of July 2014 set ablaze in an incident linked to the pro-Amama Mbabazi Supporters on grounds that they had intended to hurt its owner Benson Karabareme, the secretary of Kihihi traders association.

Karabareme alleges that his restaurant and other investments were set on fire by pro-Mbabazi cliques who were upset by his endorsement of President Yoweri Museveni’s Sole Candidature on the 2nd of July 2014 at a rally held at Kihihi High school playground.

On that day, Karabareme handed a yellow painted wooden chair to president Museveni and stated that the People of Kanungu had endorsed a proposal for his sole candidature.

7 pro-Mbabazi supporters have since been arrested, detained and charged.

Yesterday, suspects who include David Turyatemba 37, Drake Atukunda 51, and Ally Rugomwa 60 alongside Aziz Namanya appeared before the magistrate’s court and were granted a cash bail of Ugx 300,000 each.

But shortly after their release, they were blocked by the police flying squad as they left the court premises. The unit then re-arrested Aziz amid tight security and whisked him away. The Move sparked off bitter reactions from hundreds of people who had come to witness the proceedings of the case.

Police has declined to comment on the Rearrests though internal sources in the force indicate that the move was an order from the Police headquarters in Kampala.

The suspects were represented by lawyers Soverino Twinobusingye and Atwebembeire Blair from Equator Law Advocates.

 

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