Two Remanded Over Burning of Kigezi Diocesan Offices.

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The suspects are John Magezi, the head of security at Kigezi Diocesan offices located on Rugarama Hill and Geoffrey Turyatunga, who is attached to security 2000 limited.

Court in Kabale has remanded two security guards in connection to the burning of the Kigezi Diocesan Offices.  The suspects are John Magezi, the head of security at Kigezi Diocesan offices located on Rugarama Hill and Geoffrey Turyatunga, who is attached to security 2000 limited. They appeared on Thursday morning before Amos Kwizera, the Kabale chief magistrate, where they were charged with neglect of duty.

The suspects pleaded not guilty and were remanded to Ndorwa government prison up to 3rd of October 2013, when their case will come up for mention. The dou was arrested on 13th of September 2013 alongside two others who include Hilary Kibabi, a Christian and Rev. Edson Turyatunga, the chaplain Uganda College of Commerce –Kabale. 

However, Hilary Kibabi and Rev.Edison Turyatunga were neither in court nor were their names mentioned. It all started on 12th September after unidentified arsonists set ablaze the office of Kigezi Diocesan Secretary. The fire destroyed a computer, seats, a printer and vital documents. Kigezi Diocese was thrown into confusion after some Christians opposed the election of Rev. Canon George Bagamuhunda, the new Bishop of the diocese.
 

 

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