UCU student facing pornography charges released on bail

Tuesday July 17 2018

Lillian Rukundo, a student of Uganda Christian University (UCU) who has been on remand at Luzira prison over charges of producing and broadcasting pornographic material has been released on bail by Buganda Road chief magistrate's court.

Yesterday court heard from the prison authorities at the women’s wing that the 23-year-old Mass Communication student is severely sick and admitted at Luzira health facility.

The authorities explained to Chief Magistrate Mary Babirye that Rukundo could not attend court because she got an Asthma attack yesterday morning and collapsed while entering the prison’s bus.

The magistrate then issued a production warrant for Rukundo to appear in court today to present her bail application. Considering her health condition, she has been granted a non-cash bail of Shs500, 000 and ordered her sureties to sign a Shs10 million bond.

Rukundo was on Monday last week charged and remanded to Luzira prison for allegedly producing and uploading videos of herself while masturbating with an intention of sexually arousing whoever watches them.

She is jointly charged with a social media blogger Ashiraf Kato alias Ashburg Katto who is said to have uploaded her pornographic videos and half naked photos on the internet in 2017.


Ashburg was also yesterday released on a cash bail of Shs500, 000.

The duo’s luck ran out after a whistle blower tipped the Anti-pornographic committee that the two posted the contentious pictures on their official social media pages.

The pair returns to court on August 3 for further hearing of their case.