Wednesday November 30 2011

Sodomy case ruling for December 18

Brian Ntwatwa, who was allegedly sodomised,

Brian Ntwatwa, who was allegedly sodomised, listens to the judge during a cross-examination. PHOTO BY FAIWAL KASIRYE 


The ruling on a case against four city pastors over alleged maligning of Pastor Robert Kayanja of Rubaga Miracle Centre has been set for December 18.

The case kicked off in court on January 4 and 21 witnesses have since been presented to give their testimonies.

Mr Brian Ntwatwa, one of the witnesses, yesterday testified as an independent and last witness after the Director of Public Prosecutions dropped plans of using him as a prosecution witness after defying a number of summons issued for him to appear in court.
He is one of the five people who were allegedly sodomised by Pastor Kayanja.

Others are Samson Mukisa, Robson Matovu, Ronnie Mutebi and Ivan Akansiima.

Bad reputation

Pastors, Solomon Male of Arising for Christ, Martin Sempa of Makerere Community Church, Michael David Kyazze, and Bob Robert Kayira of Omega Healing Ministries are facing charges of alleged conspiracy to tarnish Pastor Kayanja’s name.

They are jointly charged with Dorothy Kyomuhendo and artiste David Mukalazi.
However, court, has ordered defence lawyers to present written submissions as to why they claim their clients have no case to answer before the date of ruling.

The four pastors are accused of having conspired to injure Kayanja’s reputation.