Three held for fishing without a license

By Sania Babirye
A 20 year old boy who claimed to be in senior three has amazed court by saying that he goes to St.Paul Primary school.

Kato Benon had been charged together with two other friends by Buganda road court grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu with fishing without a valid license and being in possession of Immature fish.

These were arrested on the 14th of February 2019, charged and pleaded guilty to the charges and as a result asked the magistrate to pardon them because they claimed they were looking for school fees.

However, the three were thrown off guard with the magistrate’s abrupt questioning to prove if they were indeed telling the truth about being in school.

And as a result, poor Kato looked puzzled as he could not remember which exact school he went too, when was the last time he attended school or who was his Head teacher and class teachers.

Matters became worse when the magistrate asked Kato to name the subjects he does and he told court that in senior three, he was only doing Math SST, biology and Geography.

The magistrate in the end failed to sentence them and instead, remanded them back to Luzira and asked them to come back tomorrow with a true explanation to why they were found fishing instead of being in school.

These were arrested from Nakawogo fishing on L.Victoria waters.