Sodomy suspect Mubiru charged

Tuesday January 7 2014

Suspect Chris Mubiru at Katwe Police Station last month.

Suspect Chris Mubiru at Katwe Police Station last month. 

By BETTY NDAGIRE

Kampala

Buganda Road Court yesterday charged former Sports Club Villa manager, Christopher Mubiru with sodomising both male and female youths.

Mr Mubiru appeared before the Chief Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe who read to him the charges of “having carnal knowledge of a person against the order of nature which charges he denied.”
Magistrate Kazaarwe also granted the suspect a cash bail of Shs2 million after he presented two sureties each bonded at Shs30 million not cash.

“This court is granting Mubiru bail basing on the good police records which indicate that after he was granted a police bond, he was reporting back as ordered,” Ms Kazaarwe said. Last year police detectives told the Daily Monitor that Mr Mubiru denied being the person in the videos and the media having sex with the youths.

Police opened a general enquiry file but they failed to arrest Mr Mubiru because he had reportedly fled the country. However, he later returned and was arrested and detained at Katwe Police Station in Kampala.

Prosecution alleges that in December, 2009 at Mengo Kisingiri LC1 in Kampala, the suspect had sex relations with one Emmanuel Nyanzi against the order of nature an offence contrary to Section 145(a) of the Penal Code Act.

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Speaking to the Daily Monitor after the court session, Mr Mubiru’s lawyer, Mr Anthony Kaweesa, said his client is going to pay the bail sum as decided by court to secure his temporary freedom. The magistrate adjourned the matter to February 5 for mention.

bndagire@ug.nationmedia.com

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