DPP sanctions charges against suspected Tourist attackers

KAMPALA-The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Jane Frances Abodo has sanctioned two charges of Terrorism, three charges of Murder, three charges of Aggravated Robbery and one charge of Belonging to a Terrorist Organization against Kyoto Abdul Rashid alias Njovu alias Tembo in respect of the attack at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Tourist vehicle which was set ablaze after the attack in Queen Elizabeth National Park recently. (Courtesy photo)

The said led to loss of lives of one Ugandan; Alyai Eric and two British tourists; Barlow David James and Geyer Emmarentia Cecilia on 17th October 2023.

During the attack, two motor vehicles; a Mercedes Benz Cargo Truck and a Toyota Land Cruiser were burnt as the passports, money and visa cards of the tourists and identity card, employment card, and driving permit of the Ugandan were taken by the suspect with his associates.

Later on prosecution-Guided Investigations were commenced by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI).

Consequently, Kyoto Abdul Rashid was arrested in an operation by the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Marine Forces on Lake Edward. Two of his associates were shot dead and others managed to escape in a boat with their weapons.

Kyoto Abdul Rashid will be produced in Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court today for the charges to be communicated to him.









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