KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
A court in Uganda on Tuesday dropped charges
against five suspects including three Kenyan nationals in the
2010 twin bombings in the capital Kampala that left over 76
people dead and dozens injured.
Margaret Oumo Oguli,
a judge at the International Crimes Division, terminated the
proceedings against three Kenyans and two Ugandans who had been
recharged with terrorism-related offenses in 2016 following the
Oguli ordered for
the deportation of Muhamad Hamid Suleiman, Omar Awadh Omar and
Yahya Suleiman Mbuthya back to Kenya on the request of Jeje
Odongo, Uganda’s minister for internal affairs.
The judge also
discharged the proceedings against two Ugandans, Ismail Kalule
and Abubakar Batemye.
Lino Anguzu, the
Principal State Attorney, informed court that Odongo wanted the
three Kenyans deported on grounds they were deemed undesirable
immigrants in the East African country.
However, Omar Awadh
Omar challenged his deportation, halting his transfer back to
the neighboring country.
The five terror
suspects, on June 1, 2016, were recharged over the 2010 bomb
attack with terrorism-related offenses, days after they were
The twin bombs went
off during the screening of the 2010 World Cup final at the
Kyadondo Rugby Ground and an Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala on
July 11, 2010.
The Somali militant
group, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying
they were revenging Uganda’s deployment of peacekeeping troops