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 Rwanda nationals still in custody as Uganda faces investigation fund shortage

Mbarara court  has drawn a verdict to keep 36 Rwanda nationals until February 5, 2018 for terrorism charges.

This was after the state prosecutor Anthony Ulijishuli requested more time to enable state complete investigations in the matter in a due course.

The Posecutor has disclosed that the investigations had been delayed by lack of funds to enable them proceed.

The lawyer for the accused Innocent Okong, has argued that the financial implication aspect has nothing to do with suspects.

It is for the government or prisons; it’s not their issue that there is no money, otherwise they shouldn’t have arrested them,” argued Mr. Okong.

Mr.Okong emphasized the suspects were Rwandan refugees from Nakivale settlement camp in Mbarara District and comprised of women and children travelling to Tanzania for a Christian fellowship not terrorists as the government claims.

Chimpreports broke the srory that the magistrate Daphine  Ayebare has ordered the suspects not to be detained at Nalufenya but to be taken to the Kyamugorani Prison in Mbarara District.

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Fred Masengesho Rugira/Bwiza.com

 

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