Man sent back to jail for escaping from Luzira

By Sania Babirye

A 35 year old man has been jailed two years for always escaping from lawful custody .

Dan jemba has been sentenced by Buganda road court grade one magistrate Robert Mukanza.

While sentencing him, the magistrate ruled that prosecutions had adduced sufficient evidence to prove that Jemba was not a first time offender and that indeed this was his third time of escaping from Luzira prison after being either charged and remanded, convicted and jailed on different offenses between 2017 and 2018.

The magistrate explained that the convict needed the maximum two year jail sentence as a harsh punishment to deter the would-be offenders since escaping from lawful custody by suspe8 or criminals is currently rampant in the country.

Man charged with defiling further remanded

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.

Stella Nyanzi further remanded as court hearing flops

By Sania Babirye

Hearing of a cyber harassment case against a Makerere University Researcher Dr. Stellah Nyanzi has flopped again at Buganda Road court.

Dr.Nyanzi had returned today in hopes of state commencing her trial, however this could not go on because the trial magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu was not around although prosecution had earlier informed court that investigations are still on going complete with witnesses ready to testfy against her.

Some of the politicians who came to show support to the Dr.Nyanzi included opposition party, FDC’s presidential candidate Kizza Besigye.

She has now further been remanded to Luzira prison by grade one magistrate Robert Mukanza until the 19th if this month when her trial judge will be present.

Dr.Nyanzi is at Luzira prison after refusing to seek bail and she is facing charges including attacking the privacy of President Museveni and that of his late mother , Esteri Kokundeka.

Prosecution states that while armed with a motive to disturb the peace of President Museveni, Nyanzi posted obscene messages on her official face book page(Stellah Nyanzi) while attacking the privacy of the President .

BOU security officials further remanded to Luzira

By Sania Babirye

Two security officials from Bank of Uganda who are charged with neglecting their duties have further been remanded to Luzira prison.

Charles Mollo has appeared before City hall court grade one magistrate Beatrice Kainza while Beatrice Kyambade appeared before city hall court grade one magistrate Patrick Talisuna.

They had appeared in hopes of being granted bail today. Though state had no objection to their bail applications, the respective magistrates remanded both of them back to Luzira prison until Monday next week when they will rule on their applications.

The duo were charged and remanded to Luzira prison this week after they were arrested on thursday last week on the orders of the parliamentary committee on commissions, statutory Authorities and state enterprises in relation to the disappearance of some documents of the closed commercial banks.

The committee faulted them on how they failed to explain how the alleged crucial documents in related to the closed and liquidated banks disappeared from Bank of Uganda they were guarding.

The officials have denied the charges and are seeking bail.

Maid remanded for murdering own child

By Sania Babirye

A house maid who allegedly murdered her one -and half year old daughter and removed her body organs has been further remanded to Luzira prison until December 11th.

This after state prosecutor Joy Kalungi informed a grade one magistrate at City Hall Beatrice Kainza that police investigations are still on-going.

32 year old Harriet Nakalema together with her housemate Annet Mwagale are charged with murder and trafficking in Children.

Prosecution states that on the October 29th 2018 at the residencies of the accused in Balintuma Zone – Kiwatule Kiira-Town council , the 2 with malice afore thought murdered Vivian Nalunga and removed her intestines , private parts , bladder and ovaries for purposes of Human sacrifice.

It’s alleged that after the 2 women committed the gruesome murder , they rushed the toddler’s body to Mulago hospital but doctors became suspicious upon realizing that the body had missing organs; hence informing police .

However on arrest by Kira Road police, Nakalema informed authorities that she had tempted by the devil to chop her baby into pieces.
A2 Annet Mwagale hired lawyers from Kasirye Byaruhanga and company advocates, but they had no objection to the adjournment

Bishop Luwalira’s attacker sent back behind bars

By Sania Babirye
Mwanga 11 magistrates court has further  remanded   at Luzira prison  Herbert Kaddu who allegedly  threatened to attack the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese Rt Rev Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira as he was giving this year’s  Easter service.
This  follows the Luzira Prison Official’s failure to bring the suspect to court in time.
Today Kaddu was to  hear his bail application but this did not take place because he was brought at the court when grade one magistrate Julius Mwesigye had already adjourned his case to a later date.
Kaddu  has been remanded until the 14th of May this year .
34 year old Herbet Solomon Kaddu a Tour and travel driver and a  resident of Mackay Zone in Mengo Lubaga division was on the 4th of April charged with three  counts of disturbing religious assemblies and denied the charges.
He is charged with threatening violence by intending  to annoy or injure Bishop Luwalira  and Rev. Canon Benon Kityo ; the dean of Namirembe Diocese.
Meanwhile a police medical  report adduced in court also disputed claims by Kaddu’s family member in which they had claimed that he was mentally unstable but the report  instead declared him  sane and fit to stand trial.
Prosecution led Roselyn Kipora states that on 1st  of April 2017 during  an  Easter service at Namirembe  Cathedral,  Kaddu while armed with a stick and a sack cloth ,  threatened to attack Bishop Luwalira amidst the congregation .
The Bishop is said to have been  miraculously saved by a bar at the alter which trapped Kaddu  causing him to fall down and later whisked off by worshipers.

Kitata’s request to moved from Makidye to Luzira prison not granted

By Sania Babirye
The General Court Martial sitting in Makindye has started hearing of  the case against the leader of  Boda-Boda 2010 Abdullah Kitata and 12 others.
Today, prosecution led by Raphael Mugisha has presented two witnesses including Private Ruchard Kasajja to testify against Kitata and others before   army court chaired by Lt.Gen. Andrew Gutti.
Kitata and his 12 co accused are together charged with  6 counts including unlawful possession of firearms, live ammunition, Military head gears and uniforms
However  Kitata  is facing   5 separate  charges of being in unlawful possession of an SMG gun, 3 pistols  and 50 rounds of live ammunition which Prosecution  says  are  only a monopoly of the Uganda Peaople’s Defense Forces.
The rest of the  accused  are said to have connived with Kitata to unlawfully  possess  Military head gears and uniforms that    were allegedly  found on  them  on the 18th/January 2018  in  a Motor vehicle at Vine Hotel in Wakaliga within Kampala city.
The  army  court did also refuse Kitata’s  request to be transferred from Makindye military police barracks back to Luzira prison when he had alleged that he was not
receiving enough or adequate  medical care and access to his relatives  while in the army detention.
Gen Gutti declined on grounds that his decision to have Kitata remanded to Makindye barracks can not be reversed since Kitata was transferred for security reasons.
He has since applied for bail citing poor health conditions.

Chicken tonight employees sent to jail for assaulting Katatumba

By Sania Babirye

Three male employees of Chicken Tonight  Restaurant Kabalagala branch  have been charged  and remanded to Luzira prison in relation to the assault of local artist Angela Katatumba early this month.

The suspect include 26 year old Olubrworth Chuka, the manager,  Okirot Denis a guard and a 19 year old waiter Kaddu John .
The three appeared before Makindye court chief magistrate Elias Kakoza and pleaded not guilty to three counts of theft, doing grievance harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Prosecution states that the trio, on 1st April 2018, at Kabalagala Makindye division, stole cash worthy 6.2million shillings, the property of Angella Katatumba.
Prosecution further states that on the same day, the security guard at the same place, unlawfully caused grievance harm to Angella Katatumba.
These are also accused of assaulting a one Oneil Burke occasioning him actual bodily harm.
The suspects have been remanded until the 4th of May this year as investigations into the case continues.

Man sent to Luzira prison for touching a woman’s breasts

By Sania Babirye

A 24 year old man was charged and sent to Luzira prison on Thursday for  touching a woman’s breasts and shoulders.

Phillip  Akwetereho a music trainer and a resident of Kamyokya Kisenyi 2 Zone was charged before city hall grade one magistrate Moses Nabende and denied the offense of indecent assaulting of a female.

Prosecutionled led by Pamela Orogot states that on the 13th of july 2017 at Kisenyi 2 zone Akwetereho unlawfully  and indecently assaulted  a one   Irene Arayo by touching her breasts and shoulders.

The magistrate remanded him to Luzira prison until august 3rd for mention of his case.

Man thrown to jail for ordering food without money

By Babirye Sania

City hall court grade one magistrate Moses Nabende has handed a 35 day jail sentence in Luzira prison to a   50 year old man for obtaining  eats and drinks under false pretense in a health club  .

This is after Joseph Rwamukyo a resident of Kiboga district accepted to have gone at KK Health Club in  Ntinda a kampala suburb, ordered for the drinks and foods  but  failed to pay for them after eating.

Rwamukyo was also ordered to pay a court fine of 100,000 shillings and also compensate the health club 300,000 shillings by city hall court.

Court heard that  on the 2nd  of July 2017 Rwamukyo went to KK health club and ate food and drunk beers worth  22, 2500 shillings which money he did not have.