KAMPALA — The High Court yesterday ordered the detention of a girl who refused to testify against a man who reportedly defiled her
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KAMPALA — The High Court yesterday ordered the detention of a girl who refused to testify against a man who reportedly defiled her
Court witness detained
KAMPALA — The High Court yesterday ordered the detention of a girl who refused to testify against a man who reportedly defiled her. A riled justice Yorakamu Bamwine ordered the arrest of the girl (name withheld) who was swiftly taken to CPS detention. She refused to testify against her lover Geoffrey Nandala, a resident of Kyebando, a Kampala surburb.

Two Indians deported
KAMPALA — Nakawa Court has ordered two Indians to leave the country within two weeks. Chief Magistrate Margaret Mafabi also convicted and sentenced Piara Singh, 40 and Onken Singh of Bukoto to a fine of sh50,000 for illegal presence in Uganda. The aliens pleaded for leniency claiming they were visitors. They said they were looking for employment.

Court blocks don wedding
KAMPALA — The High Court has stopped a Makerere University don from becoming polygamous. It has refrained Barnabas Nawangwe from marrying Susan Walakira after his matrimonial Russian wife Marina Nawangwe filed an application seeking court order to stop the wedding.

Impostor arrested
KAMPALA — The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence has arrested a 24-year-old man who has been posing as a UPDF sergeant. CMI director of counter intelligence, Capt Fred Karara, said yesterday that Juuko Kassim of Bwaise, was arrested on Friday by CMI operatives and Kawempe Police officers after a tip off.

France aids EAC project
KAMPALA — The French government has given the East African Community (EAC) Euro 290,000 to finance the Safety of Navigation on Lake Victoria Project. A statement from EAC yesterday said French Ambassador to Tanzania Jean-Francois Lionnet and EAC secretary general, Amanya Mushega, had signed the pact.

Firm to pay damages
KAMPALA — A private security company, Securex Agencies (U) Ltd, is to pay sh6m in damages to a woman who was injured by the company vehicle. This follows a consent entered between both parties through their lawyers as earlier advised by the Court. Securex was represented by Shonubi, Musoke & Co. Advocates while Lukwago, Alaka & Co. Advocates represented Salama Naluwu, the complainant.

RA gives to Barlonyo
KAMPALA — The Reform Agenda had donated sh340,000 to help survivors of the Barlonyo incident. RA deputy chairman Sam Njuba on Saturday said the donation was little compared to the needs of the survivors. He handed over the donation to Erute North MP Charles Angiro during the RA consultative meeting at Christ the King Cathedral Hall.

Court fines taxi driver
KAMPALA — Nakawa Court has sentenced a taxi driver to a fine of sh200,000 or four-month imprisonment for wrongful overtaking. Chief Magistrate Margaret Mafabi convicted Isa Kimbowa after he pleaded guilty to the charge of inconsiderate use of motor vehicle. The prosecution said Kimbowa committed the offence on April 16 on Namirembe Road.

Egyptian charged
KAMPALA — Nakakwa Court has sentenced an Egyptian to a fine of sh1.5m for illegally staying in Uganda. Chief Magistrate Margaret Mafabi convicted Ahmed Magdi Alsaeed after he pleaded guilty to the charge of illegal presence in Uganda.

Cult priest remanded
APAC — A cult priest was recently remanded in Atopi Prison over his son’s death. The prosecutor said Lawrence Odongo of Christo-Yesu (Jesus Christ Church) in Chegere sub-county, refused to take his son for treatment, saying prayers would heal him. His wife, Mary, reported the case.

Burial due
RUKUNGIRI — UPDF deputy chief of personnel and administration Lt. Col. Jack Mishambi, who passed away on Tuesday, is to be buried tomorrow. His widow, Sheila Kawamara, a member of the East African Assembly, yesterday said the burial would be at Kabwoma in Nyakagyeme, Rujumbura county.

MP appeals
TORORO — The municipality MP, Apollo Ofwono, yesterday asked the Government to increase funding to municipalities to develop infrastructure and attract investments to urban areas. Speaking at Parliament, Ofwono said funding was necessary to upgrade towns to East African Community standards.

MUBS race
KAMPALA — Makerere University Business School (MUBS) campaigns for the guild presidency kicked off yesterday with three students vying for the seat. The candidates are Charles Oyaka, Steven Wabusani and Julius Byamukama. The campaigns are centered on the issue of MUBS autonomy from the main campus.

Man charged
KAMPALA — A man has been charged with causing grievous harm to an LDU official after he allegedly strangled him with a wire. Bashir Kimbugwe of Makindye appeared before Kajjansi Grade Two Magistrate James Ereemye, who remanded him in Kigo Prison till further hearing on May 5.