James Mugume, the Foreign Affairs permanent secretary and Wilberforce Ngonde, a senior official in Uganda’s Directorate of Citizenship, Immigration and Control, have been summoned to testify in a case involving trafficking of drugs worth more than 2.2 billion shillings.
According to Kenya’s Standard Newspaper, The two officials will appear before the Kibera Chief Magistrate Court in Nairobi on May 4.
The summons to Mugune and Ngonde were issued by Kibera Chief Magistrate Cecilia Githua and will be served them through Interpol.
The two are expected to shed light on the nationality and status of two Ugandan suspects Anne Birungi Bisaso and John Mugisha, who were arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport last June.
Police claim Birungi was arrested upon arrival from South Africa carrying the drugs in black boxes bearing the United Nations logo with inscriptions ‘diplomatic bags’.
Mugisha had initially refused to plead to the charges saying he was an employee of the Office of the President in Uganda and enjoyed diplomatic immunity. He even produced diplomatic identification documents to prove his claim, but was disowned by the government of uganda.
Earlier, a manager with international courier Services Company, DHL, Martin Olimba, told the court he intercepted another parcel sent by Birungi from Lima in Peru to be received by Mugisha in Kampala, Uganda.
The parcel allegedly contained the keys to the black boxes. Olimba who is based at the DHL offices at the Jomo Kenyata International Airport said he intercepted the parcel on the orders of the airport CID boss.
The parcel was sent on June 3, 2010 and was intercepted on June 7. The accompanying documents had indicated that it contained 32 keys.
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