Man sent to jail for defiling three year old toddler

By Sania Babirye

A man who allegedly defiled a three year old toddler has been committed to the High Court for trial on charges of aggravated Defilement by the Mukono Chief Magistrate court.

Gerald Kaaya was committed by grade one magistrate Patience Kabarunga on the orders of the Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Frances Abodo upon completion of Police Investigations.

The magistrate did not allow him to say anything on a capital offense only triable and bailable by the High court.

Its alleged that the offence was committed on February 16th 2021 at Nakisunga village.

The suspect was further remanded to Prison until court sets a date for his trial.

Court orders security to produce missing American National

By Sania Babirye

Security operatives have been ordered to produce before Court the body of a missing American national Guy Milton Smith on the 4th of May 2021 without fail after court ruling that he has been held in detention without trial for long .

The order was issued by Civil Division High court judge Musa Ssekaana after hearing an ex party habeas corpus application after the Attorney General failed to turn up in court as promised to explain Milton’s whereabouts.

The family led by the wife of the applicant Sharon Tusiime told court that, they have established that her husband who is 62 years old and suffers from heart complications is currently being illegally held at SIU Kireka in incommunicado yet he is need of urgent medical attention.

Tusiime further claims that they were able to establish her husband’s whereabouts after the consular office at the US Embassy in Kampala and lawyers from center for legal Aid intervened and that unless court orders the respondents to produce her husband, he will continue being illegally detained.

Tusiime adds that her husband was not on the list of missing persons the security minister read to parliament earlier thus prompting them to petition court and compel the state to produce him dead or alive .

On the 16th of April, the Government was sued by Lawyers from legal Aid demanding for the immediate unconditional release of Milton Smith.

The Government is jointly sued alongside Brigadier Chris Serunjogi Ddamulira the Director of Crime Intelligence in Uganda Police Force, the Commandant Special Investigations Bureau, Kireka and the Inspector General of Police.

In their suit, the lawyers claim that Government and its Security agencies invaded Smith’s home in Fort Portal City at around 2:00 am on March 21st 2021 and forcibly whisked him away to Kampala, and he continues to be held incommunicado at a police facility in Kireka under the command of Ddamulira.

According to an affidavit sworn in by Tusiime, her husband is the father of her two children a girl aged 11 years and a boy aged six years and that they have been raising their family together in Kitebutura “A” Cell Njara Ward, Central Division, Fort Portal City,

Tusiime further claims that her husband was taken while recovering from an eye surgery from Ruharo Eye Center in Mbarara for a surgical procedure on his right eye which he underwent on the 16th of March 2021.

She accuses the security operatives of breaking into their house and forcefully taking her sick husband away in a drone van escorted by two other motor vehicles without any identification numbers.

The lawyer argue that the said detention is unconstitutional, illegal, unlawful and should be lifted.

Man faces jail for stealing food

By Sania Babirye

City hall court remands to Kitalya government prison a 35 year old man for allegedly stealing 20 bunches of Matooke.

Acram Rwambamba has appeared before grade one magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise and pleaded not guilty to the said offence.

He has been remanded until the 23rd of May for trial.The stolen items belonged to a one Zaituni Nabbosa a trader of Matooke.

Prosecution says the accused and others still at large on April 4th 2021 at Kyebando in Kampala stole 20 bunches of Matooke all valued at UGX 400,000.

Four jailed for murdering business man in Mityana

By Sania Babirye

The Kampala High Court has handed a life in prison sentence to four men who were convicted of murdering Mityana business man Kasadha Mulinde Kimbugwe over land wrangles in 2019.

Kampala High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga has stated that the sentence is to serve as a punishment since the convicts killed the deceased in a cruel manner.

The four led by Ibrahim Muyingo the area LC1 chairperson of Minana-Galabi were on Monday convicted by the same court on grounds that prosecution had adduced sufficient evidence to prove the said murder.

However, Justice Kwesiga acquitted the other two accused including Rev.Fr.Lawrence Muduse Yawe over the said murder.

Prosecution states that the accused persons on August 7th 2019 at Minana-Galabi village, Ttamu Division, Mityana municipality in the Mityana District, unlawfully with malice aforethought killed a one Kasadha Mulinde Kimbugwe.

According to evidence adduced by Prosecutions, the deceased was found with his his head cut off by the accused persons over a one square mile land.

The head was found near the homes of the convicts who had publicly threatened to kill him.

Prosecution also claimed that on that fateful day, the deceased before he met his death was moving around the village, giving out letters to tenants who were squatting on his land which covered four villages including, Minana, Galabi, Jabukw and Jamuvole in Tamu Division in Mitiyana.

Four convicted of killing Mityana Business man

By Sania Babirye

The Kampala High Court has convicted four people for murder of a Mityana business man Kasadha Mulinde Kimbugwe over land wrangles in 2019.

Kampala High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga convicted the four led by Ibrahim Muyingo the area LC1 chairperson of Minana-Galabi on grounds that prosecution had adduced sufficient evidence to prove the said murder.

However, justice Kwesiga acquitted the other two accused including Rev.Fr.Lawrence Muduse Yawe over the said murder.

The convicts have further been remanded back to Kitalya government prison until tomorrow when they will be sentenced.

Prosecution states that the accused persons on August 7th 2019 at Minana-Galabi village, Ttamu Division, Mityana municipality in the Mityana District, unlawfully with malice aforethought killed a one Kasadha Mulinde Kimbugwe.

According to evidence adduced by Prosecutions, the deceased was found with his his head cut off by the accused persons over a one square mile land.

The head was found near the homes of the convicts who had publicly threatened to kill him.

Prosecution also claimed that on that fateful day, the deceased before he met his death was moving around the village, giving out letters to tenants who were squatting on his land which covered four villages including, Minana, Galabi, Jabukw and Jamuvole in Tamu Division in Mitiyana.

Two bar maids sent to jail for battering a customer

By Sania Babirye

City hall court remanded a bar owner and two bar maids to Kigo government prison for beating up a customer who failed to clear her bill.

The suspects include 32 year old Promise Akatwijuka, 24 year old Doreen Nakalema and 20 year old Elizabeth Aline 20 years and Promise Akatwijuka .

These were charged with assault and occasioning actual bodily harm but denied the said offence.

Grade one magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise remanded them until the 21st of this month for trial.

Prosecution’s Viola Tusingwire says, the trio and others still at large, on April 2nd 2021 at Kyebando Nsooba zone unlawfully assaulted Jackline Kyatuhire thereby occasioning her actual bodily harm.

Ssegirinya sent to jail

By Sania Babirye

Kawempe North Member of Parliament elect Muhammad Ssegirinya has further been remanded to Kitalya government prison until the 15th of April after Buganda road court declined to hear his bail application as requested by his lawyers citing not being ready to proceed with the case trial.

Grade one Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu ruled that Ssegirinya’s lawyers led by Shamim Malende had not prepared for the case hearing yet she had adjourned the case to today for both hearing and bail application since state had clearly stated that police investigations had been completed and had three witnesses ready to testify in court.

Kamasanyu accused Segirinya’s lawyers of doing un-injustice to their client by failing to do their due diligence as lawyers by getting ready to defend their client who has been on remand for two weeks.

Malende told court that they were not ready to proceed with the case hearing today since state had not served them with the statements for the three prosecution witnesses and that all efforts to access the said statements had been futile.

However, state refuted the said allegations informing court that none of Ssegirinya’s lawyers ever approached the office of the DPP for the said statement including today morning when they knew that the case was coming up for hearing.

Meanwhile, Ssegirinya who followed the said proceedings via video conferencing from Kitalya begged the magistrate to grant him bail since he is sick and in need of immediate medical attention.

Ssegirinya explained that he was allegedly brutally arrested and tortured by both police and military and needs to see a doctor because the environment in Kitalya is not conducive to his health.

However, the magistrate explained to him that she has neither heard or denied him bail, but his lawyers have failed him by failing to get ready to defend him and promised to take his health consideration until the 15th of this months.

Segirinya was remanded to Kitalya government prison on the 23rd of March after pleading not guilty to the offence of inciting violence.

Prosecution states Muhammad Segirinya and others still at large on the 25th day of March at Mini price in the Kampala district did an act calculated to incite violence against other persons by holding placards demanding for their presidential victory ,Free Mubiru James, Nubian Lee,Eddy Mutwe by reasons of their political opinions.

He was arrested allegedly demanding for the alleged presidential victory of his party president Robert Kyagulanyi and the unconditional release of all NUP party members and supporters who were arrested on the 30th of December 2020 during the Presidential campaigns and are currently held up in different Prisons.

Segirinya sent to jail

By Sania Babirye

Kawempe North Member of Parliament elect Muhammad Segirinya has been charged with inciting violence.

Segirinya who was arrested on Monday as he attempted to march on the streets of Kampala demanding for the release of people who went missing and suspected to be in the hands of security operatives.

He has been arraigned before Buganda road court grade one Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu and denied the said offence.

Prosecution alleges that Muhammad Segirinya and others still at large on the 22nd of March at Mini price in the Kampala district did an act calculated to incite violence against other persons by holding placards demanding for their presidential victory , demanding for release of Mubiru James, Bukeni Ali aka Nubian Lee the singing partner of politician Bobi Wine, ,and Edward Ssebufu alias Eddy Mutwe the head of Bobi Wine’s body guard.

He has been remanded to Kitalya government prison until the 8th of April when he returns for his bail application.

Meanwhile, the same Court has granted bail to 13 out of the 40 NUP members who were arrested by security forces in and around Kampala on charges of being found in illegal possession of arms.

These have bee released on a 500,000 not cash bail and they include among others Nhetto Qlan among others.

Prostitute sent to jail for stealing from own client

By Sania Babirye

An 18 year old sex worker Ann Rose Lala has been jailed for 15 months after confessing to have robbed Bangladesh National client Hazad Mid-Karam of 5 mobile phones, 200 dollars.

This is after Lala, a casual worker and resident of Bunga in Kampala district pleaded guilty to offences of theft.

She however, asked court to be lenient with her saying that she never got to use the money she stole since it was stolen from her by unknown robbers.

But court said that she deserved a custodial sentence despite being remorseful so that she could reform and be beneficial to society since she is a young woman .

The magistrate further ruled that the convict had to be punished so that she can learn from her mistakes.

Prosecution says on April 23rd 2020 at Bunga the accused stole 5 mobile phones, 200 dollars, Kenyan Money, Bangladesh currency the property of Hazad Mid Karam.

School cook faces jail for stealing baby

By Sania Babirye

A 47year old school cook been remanded to Kigo government prison after allegedly stealing a three year old baby of her boss were she was temporarily working as a house maid after the closure of schools due to covid 19 pandemic lockdown.

Harriet Kemugisha this morning appeared before Makindye court grade one magistrate Jude Okumu and denied the charge of theft.

Prosecution states that on October 10th 2020 at Kitebi in Makindye Ssabagabo Harriet stole her boss’s 3year old son while the mother Ameria Natukunda a employee with Uganda Investment Authority had gone to work.

Its further alleged that on the same day,the accused stole house hold properties including saucepans, cups, glasses,underwear, burars, bedsheets , flasks and so many other items.

She was arrested from Isingiro District where she was hiding with the kid and all the stolen properties.

Natukunda told court that by the time of her arrest, they found her Baby was found with bruses all-over his body with hi and private part almost ing off.

She has been remanded until the 23rd of April for trial.