Bailiff Kirunda faces murder charges

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Prominent Kampala bailiff, Moses Kirunda has been arraigned before the General Court Martial in Makindye and remanded to Kitalya prison over murder charges.

On Tuesday, Kirunda was arraigned before the army court in Makindye and charged with the murder of Majid Mugwanya who was shot dead in a bar.

The offence of murder is contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act.

“Maj Nelson Max Kyatuka, Moses Kirunda and others still at large on July, 14, 2021 at Kitunzi zone, Lungujja , Lubaga division in Kampala district with malice aforethought unlawfully caused the death of Majid Mugwanya,” the army prosecutor told court .

However, the court was told that investigations into the matter are still ongoing and asked for more time.

Consequently, the General Court Martial chairman, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti remanded Kirunda to Kitalya government prison until October, 4, 2021.

Charges

Kirunda is accused together with Maj Nelson Max Kyatuka, 50 a UPDF officer attached to counter terrorism at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence(CMI) who was recently remanded by the General Court Martial to Makindye military police quarter guard for shooting dead a man in a bar in Nateete.

The army court prosecutors recently told the army court that on July, 14, 2021 at Nateete, Kyatuka allegedly shot dead Majid Mugwanya causing his death.

“It is further alleged that on the same date, Kyatuka failed to protect war materials to when he lost a firearm to wit a pistol Jerico type serial number 45306156 and lost 15 rounds ammunitions for the said pistol offences which are contrary to section 122 (i) (ii) of the UPDF Act of 2005,” the army prosecutor read the charges.

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