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Court orders Amir Kinene's release

Tuesday August 27, 2019
Court of Appeal orders release of Kinene, acquitted for murder

 

The Court of Appeal has ordered for the immediate release of Amir Kinene, the man who was acquitted in August/2017 on charges of terrorism, rendering support to ADF, murder and attempted murder of Muslim Clerics in the Country.

Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo made the order after Senior State Attorney Lillian Omara on behalf half the DPP cleared Kinene,  by correcting the mistake made by OC Upper Prison Luzira -SSP Ssentalo Moses to hold Kinene on a charge of rendering support to the ADF, which was consolidated into one case by way of an amendment when he appeared for trial together with Shiekh Mohammed Yonus Kamoga and others.

SSP Sentalo Moses had informed the court that they had acquitted Kinene on the case file number 003/2015 and that he was still holding him on case file 006/2015, meaning when DPP merged the two files at the trail,  prisons made two remand warrants instead of one.

Justice Dollo who was leading a panel of three Justices including Elizabeth Musoke and Cheborion Barishaki have also struck out DPP's appeal challenging the acquittal of Shiekh Mohammed Yonus Kamoga,  former leader of the Tabliq sect, his brother Shiekh Multa Mudde Bukenya,  Shiekh Siraje Kawooya, Shiekh fahad Kalungi,  Sheikh Yusuf Kakande, Abdul Salaam Sekayanja and Amir Kinene, on murder and attempted murder charges.