Hearing of Isiko’s appeal against two year-sentence for stalking MP starts

Wednesday September 12 2018

Hearing of an appeal challenging a two-year

Hearing of an appeal challenging a two-year jail sentence for Brian Isiko, who was convicted of cyber harassment and offensive communication against the Kabarole District Woman MP Sylvia Rwabwoogo, has started today. 

By BETTY NDAGIRE

Hearing of an appeal challenging a two-year jail sentence for a young man who was convicted of cyber harassment and offensive communication against the Kabarole District Woman MP Sylvia Rwabwoogo, has started today.

Brian Isiko, 25, had been sentenced to two years in Luzira Prison but applied for bail which was granted last month by Justice Jane Francis Abodo after presenting two substantial sureties and being a first time offender.
Isiko was in July this year convicted by Buganda Road Magistrate’s court after confessing his too much love for Ms Rwabwogo. However, he appealed against the same in the High Court.

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In his appeal, Isiko, a student of YMCA-Jinja branch argues that the sentencing magistrate erred when she changed his plea of not guilty to a plea of guilty based on partial admission.

He further argues that the magistrate erred when she convicted him without subjecting the sntite evidence of the complainant to the standard required in a criminal trial.