The state has dropped terror charges against three Kenyan nationals and deported them back to their country.
One of those deported Omar Awadhr Omar challenged his deportation saying he is partly Ugandan with his family living here.
These were part of the suspects that were released and later re-arrested over the 2010 bomb blast in Kyadondo that claimed dozens
It was a ruling that appeared too hard to belief when the international crimes division of the high court made the announcement that five suspects charged with terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism were discharged and freed.
A curse counted as luck, three of the five were immediately deported to Kenya on the orders of the minister of internal affairs who deemed them undesirable immigrants in the land.
Handed over by prisons to waiting Immigration officers as ordered by high court judge Margret Owumo Oguli, a happy Muhamad Hamid Suleiman and Yahya Suleiman Mbuthya were walked to their waiting van to take them home after eight years in detention.
But the top terror suspect Omar Awadhr Omar was not as excited as challenged his deportation to Kenya saying his closest family members are here in Uganda and the closest attachment of a father he had in Kenya passed away.
Omar’s intention to appeal stirred confusion amongst security and immigration personnel who wanted to take him forcefully.
He succeeded and was allowed to join his family here but only temporarily
Another suspect Ismail Kalule afraid of being rearrested as it usually is in capital offenses, rushed off the court premise to his freedom without waiting.
However, Abubakar Batemyeto wouldn’t take any risk, he waited at court for hours until his lawyer Caleb Alaka walked him into his own car which drove him away.
The five were battling terrorism charges that state alleged they committed while in prison. The group was re-arrested in 2016 after the high court acquitted them of all charges relating to masterminding the 2010 Kampala bombings that claimed over 76 people.