National
Father, son jailed 3 years for operating a brothel
Publish Date: Jul 23, 2014
Father, son jailed 3 years for operating a brothel
The temporary make shift turned into a brothel at night
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Emmanuel Luganda

A Kampala court has sentenced a father and his son to three years of imprisonment for running a brothel.

Hassan Sempijja, 50, and his eldest son, Sam Luyiga, 30, both residents of Kisenyi I Zone, Central division Kampala, were on Tuesday convicted of setting up a brothel in Kisenyi I Zone.

Solome Nampijja, 25, a neighbour to Sempijja’s brothel testified before LDC court that the premises run as a restaurant during day and a brothel at night.

The State prosecutor Clare Mbabazi told court that Sempijja and Luyiga sold off their land to Abdul Karim at sh55m but refused to vacate the land after starting up a prostitution business.

“It is four years since the two sold the land to Abdul but instead of vacating they introduced a brothel business where they have been getting money,” Mbabazi explained.

Sempijja pleaded with the magistrate to be given a fair sentence because of his poor health and advanced age.

“Your worship I am suffering from high blood pressure mixed with other related diseases like cough and headache caused by old age. I request to be given a moderate punishment,” Sempijja pleaded with the magistrate.

In delivering his judgment, the Grade 1 magistrate Samuel Kagoda sentenced the two convicts to three years' imprisonment basing on the evidence tabled before court.

“According to the evidence tabled before court, I sentence the two convicts to three years imprisonment each so that you can rehabilitate and change your criminality ways,” Kagoda ruled.

Prosecution said that in November 23, last year, Sempijja and his son Luyiga set up a brothel in Kisenyi I Zone where they had constructed a temporary make shift after selling the land.

Running a brothel is a criminal case which is contrary to Sec 137 of the Penal Code Act.

Also related to this story

Slum life: Where homes double as brothels
 

 

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 digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
The 18-year-old Kibonge, the oldest lion at UWEC, Entebbe has died....
HIV injection nurse set free
Justice Rugadya Atwooki agrees with Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse who infected a baby with HIV, that her sentence was excessive and sets her free....
EALA Speaker Zziwa: I am doing well
The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Margaret Zziwa has described her suspension as illegal....
Over sh16b earmarked for research in non-communicable diseases
Global healthcare company, Glaxosmithkline(GSK) is calling out for proposals for scientific research in non-communicable diseases(NCDs) in Sub-Saharan Africa....
Kampala pork contaminated - study
Pork eaters in Kampala have reason to worry for their health following findings by a veterinary lecturer that 50% of pork consumed in the city is contaminated....
350 teaching jobs available for PhD holders in Ugandan universities
About 350 teaching positions calling for doctorate holders are yet to be filled in Ugandan Universities and other degree awarding institutions....
Should Govt lease parts of Lake Victoria to private developers?
Its Ok
No Way
Not Sure
follow us
subscribe to our news letter