Sheikh Kamoga Applies for Bail Pending Appeal

30th, October 2017

Convicted Muslim cleric, Sheikh Yunus Kamoga applied for bail before the Court of Appeal, pending the hearing and final disposal of his appeal challenging the life time imprisonment term that was handed to him by the International Crimes Division Court.

In August, 2017 the International Crimes Division of the High court sentenced Kamoga to life in prison, having found him guilty of terrorism.

Although he was sentenced with five others, it is only Sheikh Kamoga who has applied for bail.

Through his lawyers of Muwema and Company Advocates,Sheikh Kamoga filed his application in the Court of Appeal on grounds being of advanced age of more than 60 years, suffering from several ailments including ulcers and high blood pressure and his health being unsuitable for prison conditions.

Sheikh Kamoga was convicted of terrorism by the International Crimes Division of the High Court and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in jail.

He has since appealed challenging both his conviction and sentences describing them as harsh and excessive. Court has not yet fixed a date to hear the application.