KAMPALA – The Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of the former Tabliq Sect leader Umar Mohammed Yunus Kamoga and 5 others who had been sentenced to life in prison.
The others charged with Kamoga, including Sheikh Siraje Kawooya, Sheikh Murta Mudde Bukenya, Fahad Kalungi, Yusuf Kakande and Abdul Salam Sekayanja had been sentenced to 30 years imprisonment respectively by the High Court in August 2017, for verbal terrorism that allegedly led to the death of two Muslim Clerics Mustafa Bahiga and Hassan Kirya, and the attempted murder of Sheikh Haruna Jjemba.
But a panel of the Court of Appeal led by Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has ruled that the prosecution had not proved this case beyond any reasonable doubt.
The panel also ruled that none of the prosecution witnesses presented in the High court attended the meetings where the alleged characters staged the crimes they were accused of.
The high court had sentenced Sheikhs; Kamoga, Kawooya, Bukenya and Kalungi to life imprisonment while Kakande and Sekayanja were to spend thirty years in prison.