By Ewin Muhumuza

The NRM Eastern region National chairperson Capt. Mike Mukula has denied allegations that his wife caught him in their matrimonial bed with two girls from Makerere University in their home in Soroti district in 2014.

While appearing before Buganda Road court chief magistrate Jamson Kareemani Capt. Mukula said that the alleged girls are not his mistresses but his employee’s at his flying school called Uganda Aviation School.

Mukula further told court that  he reached out to Tumusiime on various occasions to stop him from publishing malicious articles against him  that were intended to sabotage his marriage and family but all this fell on deaf ears after  he refused to pay the 20 million bribe that  Tumusiime had allegedly asked him in return.

Mukula had appeared to defend himself in a defamatory and libel case he filed against a news editor of a local tabloid Francis Tumusiime.

Capt. Mukula claims that in July 2014, with an intent to defame him Tumusiime on two occasions  unlawfully published articles alleging that his wife (Mukula’s) nabbed him with 2 girls in their marital bed in Soroti district which Mukula denies.

In February this year Mukula’s wife Gladys Mukula defended her husband over the allegations by telling court that Capt. Mukula was a faithful husband who respects the sanctity of their marriage.

She further told court that throughout their 34 years of marriage, she had never caught her husband with another woman nor found him in any compromising situation with a girl.

She asked court to find Tumusiime guilty of libel and she also brought one of the girls in court to prove that they were friends.

The case has been adjourned to the 5th of May 2017.

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