Former sports manager Mubiru convicted of sodomy

Court in Kampala has convicted former Sports Club Villa manager Chris Mubiru (pictured) of sodomy on September 8

Court in Kampala has convicted former Sports Club Villa manager Chris Mubiru of sodomy.

Buganda Road Chief magistrate Flavia Nabakooza also found Mubiru guilty of having carnal knowledge of his victim, Emmanuel Nyanzi, adding that prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
Ms Nabakooza grounded her ruling on the evidence from the prosecution side, which she said was sufficient to pin Mubiru.
Earlier on, a senior government analyst as the last state witness, told court that the exhibits recovered from Mubiru’s home were similar to the devices used in committing sodomy.

Mr Justus Ocom attached to the government analytical laboratory explained that dermatological creams brought to him are used by homosexuals to ease anal penetration while the pain killers are used to reduce the pain associated with anal sexual intercourse. He said sex offenders use the chloroform to induce their victims to sleep in case they resist sexual intercourse.
Court was told that Nyanzi was drugged by Mubiru before he was sodomised.

Mubiru was however acquitted on the second count of sodomy on grounds that his other victim, George Oundo consented to the act.
Court heard that in December 2009, while at Mengo Kisingiri LCI, a Kampala suburb, Mubiru had sexual relations with Nyanzi and others against the order of nature, an offence contrary to section 145(a) of penal code act.
He was arrested on December 15, 2009 and detained at Katwe police station for interrogations before he was charged at Buganda Road court.
The crime is punishable with 18 years in prison on conviction. The magistrate also cancelled Mubiru's bail and remanded him to Luzira before she adjourned the case to September 18 for sentencing.