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By Vision Reporter

Added 20th August 2008 03:00 AM

A Kampala taxi driver has been sentenced to six years in prison for robbery. Ali Waiswa, 27, a resident of Namuwaya zone in Njeru town council in Mukono district, on Monday appeared before Jinja Chief Magistrate Cissy Mudhasi, who sent him to Kirinya Prison for stealing a motorcycle worth sh1.2m.

A Kampala taxi driver has been sentenced to six years in prison for robbery. Ali Waiswa, 27, a resident of Namuwaya zone in Njeru town council in Mukono district, on Monday appeared before Jinja Chief Magistrate Cissy Mudhasi, who sent him to Kirinya Prison for stealing a motorcycle worth sh1.2m.

Driver jailed for robbery

A Kampala taxi driver has been sentenced to six years in prison for robbery. Ali Waiswa, 27, a resident of Namuwaya zone in Njeru town council in Mukono district, on Monday appeared before Jinja Chief Magistrate Cissy Mudhasi, who sent him to Kirinya Prison for stealing a motorcycle worth sh1.2m.

Waiswa stole the motorcycle belonging to George Babalanda in June 2006 on Kutch Road in Jinja town. He sold it to Bashir Kiwanuka, a mechanic in Katwe market in Kampala. Waiswa had asked for mercy, saying he suffered from high blood pressure.

Arsonist gets 6yrs in prison
A man has been sentenced to a six-year imprisonment for burning a sugarcane plantation belonging to his step-sister. Issa Malole, of Kituba village in Kamuli district, set fire to Zaituna Malole’s plantation in October 2007.

He had told court that on that day he and his wife had taken their ill child to Bugolo to the home of his in-law, a native doctor, for treatment. He was arrested from there and taken to Kisozi Police post before being produced in court.

Witnesses said they saw Issa hiding in the sugarcane plantation and when he ran past, he was holding a panga. Immediately after, fire erupted from where he had been.

They said he later boasted about his act. Chief Magistrate Cissy Mudhasi ordered that the convict be jailed outside Busoga, saying he seemed to have enjoyed his stay in all the surrounding prisons.

CAO warns on NAADS
THE Jinja chief administrative officer, Iporotum Okiror, has warned against politicising the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) programmes.

Addressing stakeholders during the selection of six model farmers for parishes in Jinja central division at Kakindu community centre on Tuesday, Okiror said farmers should be selected on merit and not on political affiliations.

He also warned against discriminating against certain groups of people such as the disabled, women and the youth.

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