By Dismus Buregyeya
Masaka Municipal Council enforcement officers have sold four cows belonging to the Lyantonde Grade II Magistrate, Stephen Karakire, by public auction after they were founding loitering in the Town.
The cows were sold by the Masaka Municipal Council enforcement officer, Acquino Matega at the Masaka Town yard Thursday morning.
Matega said the Court ordered for the sale of the cows after Karakire refused to appear before court presided over by Masaka Grade II magistrate, Hood Lubega.
Matega told The New Vision that Karakire became hostile when they served him with summons to appear in court over his cows which had been impounded.
However, Karakire said he would challenge the decision to sell his cows.
Masaka Municipal Council Town Clerk Johnson Baryatuma said he personally raised the concern before Karakire when he found the cows loitering at Total Petrol Station in Masaka Town.
Baryantuma his office made several fruitless efforts to stop Karakire against raring his cows in Masaka. He said raring animals in Masaka Municipality are illegal.
Karakire, who owns a house in old Kumbu Housing estates, is also facing the Anti Corruption Court in Kampala over charges of soliciting for a bribe in Kyazanga in a case filed by the office of the Inspector General of Government.