Man steals offertory, sentenced to community service
Publish Date: Jul 01, 2014
Man steals offertory, sentenced to community service
Simon Ngasirweki, 46, stole the offertory in May
  • mail
  • img

By Emmanuel Luganda

Court in Kampala has sentenced Ex-UPDF soldier to 2 weeks of community service for stealing two envelopes of offertory at Synagogue Church at Mulago in Kampala. 
Simon Ngasirweki, 46, a former UPDF soldier a resident of Kyebando-Kisalosalo in Kawempe division was sentenced to two weeks of community service at Synagogue Church after pleading guilty to charges of stealing two envelopes of offertory before LDC coutrt. The envelop contained sh13,000 during a church service that was conducted by Pastor Samuel Kakande.
Ngasirweki, a pickup driver pleaded guilty to the offence and requested the magistrate to give him a fair sentence since he was on medication.
“I am on drugs for HIV/AIDS which has weakened my body, so I request for a fair punishment,” the convict asked court.
Asked why he stole the offertory yet he had initially told court that he had gone to church to be blessed, Ngasirweki told court that it was satan who tempted him to steal.
The magistrate Jolly Nkore Shwandah convicted the accused to two weeks community service at Synagogue Church as well as pay back the money.
State prosecutor, Lydia Mbabazi told court that this is the second time Ngasirweki is convicted of stealing offertory at the same church where is a member.
“In April this year, he committed the same offence but there was no evidence to pin him. So he should be given a formidable sentence so that he can reform,” said Mbabazi.
Court heard that on May 25, 2014, Ngasirweki stole shs13,000 offertory from the collection basket while attending prayers at Synagogue Church of all Nations.
John Kakooza, one of the ushers in the church alerted security which arrested Ngasirweki and charged him with stealing offertory before arraigning him before court. 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Rural electrification program launched in Gomba
PEOPLE living in rural areas of Gomba district have a reason to smile after the government through the Rural Electrification Agency launched the Rural Electrification Program in the district...
Gayaza to host Patriotism Cultural Gala
AS Uganda celebrates her 53rd independence anniversary on 9th October this year, Gayaza High School will host the students, parents, old girls and friends to a patriotism cultural gala...
Museveni, Besigye should rally behind me - Bwanika
APPREHENSIVE about the likely loss of votes arising from lack of support, Abed Bwanika has begun moves to woo fellow 2016 presidential aspirants...
Graduates urged to embrace politics
THE Minister of State for primary education Dr. JC Muyingo has encouraged graduates to engage in politics as the country is preparing for the 2016 general elections...
Kabaka concludes Bulungi Bwansi week
KABAKA Ronald Muwenda Mutebi has ended his tour of Busiro County to promote Bulungi Bwansi (Community Service)...
Ex-UNRA boss asks to testify in camera
FORMER UNRA boss Eng. Peter Ssebanakitta, who is named in the Tororo-Mbale-Soroti road fraud that cost over sh200b, asked if he could deliver his evidence in camera...
Should Makerere University fees policy be reviewed?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter