DPP drops charges against Dr Kiyingi


The Director of Public Prosecutions has discontinued proceedings against Australia based cardiologist Dr. Aggrey Kiyingi who is accused of killing Muslim clerics in the country.


In April 2015, Jinja Grade One Magistrate, Isaac Kintu Imoran, issued a warrant of arrest for Kiyingi and former Allied Democratic Force (ADF) rebel leader, Jamil Mukulu.

Kintu had already remanded five accomplices to Luzira prisons on charges related to terrorism and the murder of Muslim clerics in central and eastern Uganda.

Earlier, Nakawa Grade One Magistrate, Timothy Lumunye, had also issued criminal summons against the pair.

On Thursday, DPP Mike Chibita informed the High Court in Kampala that he had lost interest in Kiyingi’s case and was discontinuing the proceedings against the doctor.

State prosecutor Charles Kamuli tendered in the DPP’s letter to High Court Judge Duncan Gaswaga.

Chibita explains in the discharge letter that since Kiyingi has not been in the country, there is no way to proceed with the case.

He said the doctor who stays in Sydney, is still at large.

The state may raise the matter once again at a later date.

Prosecution claims that the accused belong to a rebel outfit known as Federal Alliance, which is led by Kiyingi.

According to prosecution, Kiyingi offered training, recruitment and logistical support to former Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels who were reportedly hired to execute the two sheikhs, Mustafa Bahiga and Abdul Muwaya.

The same group is thought to have executed Tito Okware (the LC3 Chairman, Buyinja Subcounty, Namayingo) and two policemen PC Babale Muzamir and SPC Tenywa Karim in Bugiri District.

The doctor has severally denied the allegations saying President Yoweri Museveni was afraid of competition in the 2016 general elections.

He accused the president of fabricating the said charges out of fear of the challenge he poses to Museveni’s political life.




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