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The DPP leads team to Court as the trial of the 2010 Terrorism Case resumes in Kampala Featured

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The Terrorism Trial in respect of the twin bombings that occurred in Kampala in 2010 resumed at the Kampala High Court on 8th June 2015 before Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo.

A team of Senior Prosecutors from the office of the DPP turned up at the Court fully robed to show support for the prosecuting team and also pay tribute to their fallen colleague, the late Joan Kagezi who was the lead prosecutor in this case. The trial stalled when she was brutally murdered on her way home, the day before she was scheduled to appear in Court for further hearing of the case on 31st March 2015.

Leading the team was the Director of Public Prosecutions himself, Mike J Chibita, flanked by the two Deputy Directors, Amos Ngolobe and Charles Elem Ogwal. Other members of the support team were James Owere, Ag. Asst. DPP (Head of Lands Department), Abodo Jane Frances, Ag. Asst. DPP (Head of the Anti-Corruption Department), Jane Okuo, Ag. Asst. DPP (PRO) David Ndamurani, Ag. Asst. DPP (Mbale Region) and Charles Kaamuli, Ag. Chief State Attorney (Head of the War Crimes Department).

In his opening remarks, the DPP stated that their appearance in Court was to further assure the Public and the Court itself that his office remains fully committed to prosecuting the case to its logical conclusion. Further, that the office constitutes over 300 lawyers all of whom are ready to take up the call of duty if and when called upon.

The newly constituted team is headed by Susan Okalany (Ag. Asst. DPP) John Baptiste Asiimwe (Ag. Asst. DPP), Anguzu Lino (Ag. Chief State Attorney), Rachel Bikhole (Principal State Attorney) and Thomas Jatiko (Principal State Attorney).

The 12 accused persons are charged with several counts of murder and Terrorism arising from the bombings which targeted football fans who were watching the world cup finals at Kyadondo Rugby club and the Ethiopian Village restaurant. 76 people lost their lives and scores were injured for which Alshabaab claimed responsibility.   

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