Jinja. The Jinja Grade One Magistrate, Mr Amon Mugezi, has remanded three suspects to Kirinya prison for allegedly leaking last year’s Social Studies, Science and English, Primary Leaving Examinations papers.
The suspects are Mr Samuel Kironde, 77, the Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) area supervisor and retired teacher in Buyende District, Mr Daniel Kafeero, 44, and Mr Godfrey Ssemuga, all teachers.
The trio was on Friday charged with four counts including disobedience of statutory orders contrary to Section 116 of the Penal Code and regulations, and other counts related to examination malpractice - all contrary to Section 19(a) of the National Examination Board Act Cap 137.
They join Buvuma College head teacher, Mr Siraje Kakomo, and the Uneb chief scout, Mr Adrima Afema, who were last month charged with examination malpractice and disobedience of statutory duty and remanded to the same prison.
The suspects denied all counts and court was adjourned to tomorrow. They had earlier requested court for some time with their lawyers so that they can process bail but in vain.
The suspects were driven from Kamuli at around 4pm, escorted by detectives from the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (CIID) headquarters, and arraigned before the Magistrate at around 6pm, with reports suggesting that the prosecutor had to be recalled because she was leaving.
The suspects were, however, told that they were being arraigned before a Jinja Court instead of a court in Kamuli ‘as a matter of convenience’. Nobody at Court was able to comment on behalf of Uneb.
Prosecution alleges that teachers Samuel Kironde, 77, Uneb area supervisor and Daniel Kafeero, 44, and Godfrey Ssemuga, in Buyende District last year on November 4 and 5, connived and leaked the examination papers.