Court Fixes Date for Hearing Application of Kampala Terror Suspects

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In short
The suspects were picked up in Kenya and Tanzania in connection to the terror attacks, which claimed the lives of more than 70 revelers at Kyandondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala during the 2010 World cup final match.

The constitutional court has fixed 17th October as the date for hearing the application in, which eight suspects of the July 2010 Kampala twin bomb blasts are challenging their extradition to Uganda.  The suspects were picked up in Kenya and Tanzania in connection to the terror attacks, which claimed the lives of more than 70 revelers at Kyandondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala during the 2010 World cup final match.
 
They are Omar Awadh Omar, Hussein Hassan Agade, Mohamed Adan Abdow, Idris Magondu, Mohammad Hamid Suleiman, Yahya Suleiman, Mbuthia and Habib Suleiman Njoroge. Shortly after their arrest in Kenya and Tanzania and subsequent transfer to Uganda, the suspects filed a petition before the constitutional court challenging their extradition. Having nothing was done.  

Now, Duncan Ondimu, the lawyer of the terror suspect says he has been notified by the constitutional court that the application of his clients has been fixed for hearing on October 17th before a decision is made on whether to let them go or charge them.  He also says that he has applied for bail for four other suspects despite the fact that a date has not yet been fixed for hearing the applications. The eight, were part of the 19 suspects who were picked up in connection to the Kampala twin bombings.

Some of the suspects were however; released for lack of evidence while two Ugandans pleaded guilty and were jailed for 25 years each.

 

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