The Buhanguzi County member of parliament, accused of killing his sister Margaret Nsungwa in 2008, has this morning walked free, after the director of public prosecutions granted dismissal of the case.
The Murder case against MP Tom Kyahurwenda, was dismissed on the grounds that the state has lost interest in the case.
The MP appeared before court ojn Friday morning, after a motion of dismissal was filed by Richard Buteera, the director of Public Prosecutions.
Fred Kakooza, the state prosecutor, presented to court a letter from the DPP, stating that the state had lost interest in the case against Kyahurwenda, Kirungi Simon,Irumba Perez and Kyaligonza Fred shall not continue. The letter however did not state the grounds for loss of interest in the case.
Justice Wilson Kwesiga, told the excited suspects that they are free to leave unless there are deferent cases against them. the judge had earlier indicated that government was not giving substantive evidence against the suspects.
Kyahurwenda shot out of court and didn't allow journalists to go closer to him, saying they have been responsible for his troubles, but his lawyer Moses Tugume, said he was happy because has been delivered.
Kyahurwenda and his alleged accomplices, Simoni Kirungi, Irumba Kihika, Fred Kyaligonza and Peregrin Kwikiriza, allegedly killed Nsungwa on May 18, 2008, at Marongo in Buhimba sub-county, Hoima district.
Although some of the suspects had indicated to police during interrogations, that they had killed Nsungwa, they turned around and told court that they had been forced after being tortured. Today, government was expected to defend itself against accusations that they did not torture the suspects into telling lies.
Earlier, government had lined up seven witnesses to pin Tom Kyahurwenda. They included Edward Galimaka, the father of Fred Kwikiriza, the prime suspect in the murder, Paul Tumuhimbise, a CID officer, Police surgeon Dr. Peter Kitayimbwa and John Bahemuka, the former Hoima District CID Officer amongst others.
Although the sudden closure of the case halts an acrimonious legal subject, it has widened a family feud and at large, the political divide in Buhaguzi.
Kyahurwenda lost the NRM primary elections recently. The murder of his sister was top on agenda of his rivals and he has not indicated that he will return to contest as an independent