Court dismisses charges against Hajji Kiyimba

MAKERERE – Law Development Court (LDC) Grade One Magistrate Martin Kirya has dismissed charges of inciting violence against former Kyengera Town Council Mayor, Hajji Abdul Kiyimba, and his son, Kiyimba Hamuza.

Hajji Abdul Kiyimba being congratulated by his friends at LDC Court on Thursday

The prosecution had alleged that the duo incited violence against Mufti Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje on November 24, 2023, during Juma Prayers at Old Kampala Mosque. However, the state attorney, Maureen Tusiime, announced in court: “Your worship, I have instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to withdraw the matter.”

With no objection from the defense team led by Nasser Kibazo, the magistrate discharged the accused persons and ordered their bail money to be refunded, citing their obedience to the bail terms and conditions.

“We are pleased with the court’s decision,” Counsel Nasser Kibazo said outside the courtroom. “We discovered during disclosure that the Prosecution had no CCTV footage to prove that he committed the said offences in a place full of cameras. Secondly, there was no statement on record from Sheikh Ramadhan Mubajje, the main complainant in the matter.” He added: “We are going to sit with our client to find out what to do next.”

Hajji Abdul Kiyimba, in a jubilant mood, thanked Allah and the trial magistrate for serving justice. “For all the years I have on this earth, this is one of the most memorable days,” he said. “I want to assure all my brothers that this is the beginning of my journey to liberate Uganda Muslim Supreme Council.” He further advised his son: “Always stand by the truth throughout your life, because freedom doesn’t come on a silver plate.”


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