The case of the 13 suspects accused of murdering former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi stalled in the magistrate’s court because of the ongoing strike by the state prosecutors.
The case had come up for mention at Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court pending a response from the prosecution on the progress of the investigations, but due to the absence of the state prosecutor Apio Caroline, it was adjourned.
All state prosecutors under the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, countrywide, went on an indefinite strike yesterday over low pay and poor welfare.
The presiding Grade One Magistrate, Noah Sajjabi told the suspects that he did not know whether the investigations were complete to commit them to High Court for trial and adjourned the case to 26th of this month.
Thirteen suspects are charged with the assassination of Kaweesi and his two aides; bodyguard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Wambewo.
They are: Abdul Rashid Mbaziira Buyondo, Mr. Ramadhan Noor Diin Higenyi, Yusuf Mugerwa, Bruhan Baryejusa, Umar Maganda and Ahmed Shafic Ssenfuka among others.
However it has been revealed that government has accepted to increase the prosecutors’ salaries with the least paid prosecutor to get UGX 3 million from UGX 650,000 while the DPP will get UGX 22 million from UGX 11 million. This has to be confirmed in writing by the constitutional affairs minister to parliament for consideration.