JULY 2, 2010: Kakama Suspected Killers Charged With Murder

Kakama Suspected Killers Charged With Murder
 
SOURCE: The Monitor
 
By Juliet Kigongo
 

Three suspects, including the nanny to 18-month-old Kham Kakama, who allegedly kidnapped and murdered the infant have been charged at Nakawa Magistrates Court.

Mellon Nabaasa, the maid who reportedly handed over the baby to his killers, was charged with murder alongside the two other suspects; Gordon Tumusiime and Brian Ssajjabi.

Emotions

They were brought to court amid tight security at about 2:30pm. Mr Tumusiime avoided journalists' camera flashes, while Nabaasa kept crying and only stopped when she was placed in the dock.

Magistrate Robert Immalingat read out the charge: "You are charged with murder contrary to the Penal Code Act. It is alleged that Tumusiime, Ssajjabi, Nabaasa and others still at large between June, 8 and June, 13, 2010, in Kisenyi II Zone Kamwokya in Kampala murdered Khan Kakama."

Kakama, a son of Sven Karekaho of the Uganda Revenue Authority and Naome Karekaho, the spokesperson of the National Environment Management Authority, went missing on June 8 at Bugolobi Flats.

Police recovered the body from a slum in Kisenyi II Zone, Kamwokya in Central Division at a rubbish pit near a water channel. Mr Immalingat barred the suspects from entering plea, saying the offence was capital and only triable in the High Court.

Hhttp://allafrica.com/stories/201007020272.htmle remanded them to Luzira Prison until July 21 when they will be committed to the High Court for trial. Upon conviction, the suspects could be hanged.

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