Tuesday December 28 2010

DPP approves conspiracy charges against pastor Kayanja’s accusers

By Lydia Mukisa


The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mr Richard Buteera, has approved charges of conspiracy against accusers of Pastor Robert Kayanja.

They are pastors Solomon Male, Michael Kyazze, Martin Sempa and Mr Bob Robert Kayiira, who are accused of collusion to injure the reputation of Pastor Kayanja. The trio is expected to appear today before Buganda Road Court to answer the charge.

Meanwhile, Buganda Road Resident State Attorney David Baxter Bakibinga said the DPP has advised the police not to prefer criminal charges against city advocate Henry Ddungu and David Kaggwa, who were accused of commissioning false affidavits against Pastor Kayanja.

Pastor Male of Arise for Christ Ministry together with lawyer Ddungu were last week arrested and detained over allegations of damaging the reputation of Pastor Kayanja of Rubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral, Kampala. They were later released on police bond. The pastors allegedly hired two boys to accuse Pastor Kayanja of sodomising them. Pastor Sempa is accused of hiring Robson Matovu to blackmail Pastor Kayanja.

Mr Matovu and Samson Mukisa were medically examined but no evidence of anal penetration was found. Pastor Male allegedly gave Mr Matovu a signed and stamped affidavit implicating Pastor Kayanja while Mukisa was reportedly promised necessities on condition that he would speak publicly on how Pastor Kayanja had sodomised him.

A police report indicates that complaints of sodomy against Pastor Kayanja did not reveal any evidence of the offences.
“In retracting their statements, the complainants said they had been mobilised to make false accusations against Pastor Kayanja in order to tarnish his name,” reads a report.