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Boys started Kyanguli fire, court rules

Thursday October 17 2002


By NATION Reporter

Two boys charged with the killing of 67 students at Kyanguli High School have a case to answer.

High Court Judge Robert Mutitu ruled that the boys be put on their defence.

The judge said the prosecution had presented sufficient evidence that the two started the fire which killed their colleagues.

He agreed with Senior Principal State Counsel Horace Okumu's submissions that they should defend their actions.

The suspects are accused of killing their colleagues at the school on March 25, 2001, by setting them ablaze.

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Defence lawyers Nzamba Kitonga and Japheth Rachuonyo had argued that the State had failed to prove the charge against the two as some evidence was not corroborated.

Hearing continues on November 19.