By Sania Babirye
Kampala high court judge Wilson Kwesiga has declined to set free a 36 year old man charged with defiling a nine year old girl.
Kasango Peter is among a group of capital offenders whose case is among the 50 criminal cases being heard by Justice Kwesiga in the ongoing criminal session to have the delayed cases heard and disposed off.
The criminal session also gives suspects a chance to confess to their respective offenses for a lesser punishment under pre bargaining and reduce case backlog.
The suspect denied the charge claiming that he did not even know the alleged victim and that he has also been on remand at Luzira prison without trial since June 2016 when he was charged.
However, the judge has instead set the 7th of January 2019 to start hearing his case and consequently remanded him to Luzira prison until then.
Prosecution states that between 13th and 14th June 2016, in Rubya zone in Namugoona, the suspect defiled the miner.