Sheikh Yahaya Ramathan Mwanje has been granted bail pending the hearing of his case.
Mwanjje, the Amir of the Tabliq Muslim sect is accused of having killed Maj Muhammad Kigundu and his bodyguard, Sgt Stephen Mukasa on November 26, 2016.
He was arrested along with eight others after almost a week following the death of Kigundu.
He has been in jail for three years.
At the High court on Friday, Justice Duncan Gaswaga said Mwanje’s stay in detention without trial is against his fundamental rights.“I’m granting you a non-cash bail of Shs20m and I consider it that you will stay at your residence in Makindye division. Your sureties (four) will execute Shs10m bond and they have to make sure that you return to court for trial,” said Justice Gaswaga.Court also ordered Mwanje to avoid making statements that incite other Muslims to engage in unlawful behaviour.
“Court forbids you from preaching and making inciting statements. Rather court urges you to warn your fellow Muslims to co-operate with security agencies,” added Gaswaga. Mwanje has also been asked to report to the court every first Tuesday of the month until court issues other orders. Apart from Kigundu’s murder, Mwenje together with his accomplices – Muhammad Buyondo, Abdul Wahaab Ssendegeya, Musa Ssekandi and Yusuf Nyanzi – are facing three other counts.
These include aiding and abetting terrorism and confessing to belonging to a terrorist group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) between years 2010 and 2017.