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Pastor Kiwedde pleads guilty, transferred to Masaka Prison

By Davis Buyondo

Added 24th November 2016 08:20 PM

He was sent to Masaka Prison until 29th November 2016 to determine the sentence

Pastor Kiwedde pleads guilty, transferred to Masaka Prison

Pastor William Muwanguzi (2nd R) being taken to Masaka Prison after he entered a guilty plea. Photo by Davis Buyondo

He was sent to Masaka Prison until 29th November 2016 to determine the sentence

Pastor William Muwanguzi today pleaded guilty to the charges of escape from lawful custody.

He was arraigned in court before Abu-Baker Nakibinge, the Rakai Grade One Magistrate, and charges read to him amid tight security. 

Unlike the previous court sessions which attracted overwhelming crowds, the courtroom was nearly empty. He was well composed during his first appearance in court since the escape. 

Eunice Mbeine, the Resident State Prosecutor, said that court would be making a mistake to remand Muwanguzi to prisons in Rakai due to the nature of security at these facilities and the nature of the crime. 

Nakibinge sent him to Masaka Prison until 29th November 2016 to determine the sentence. 

The case file CRB 696/2016 was opened against him in Mutukula shortly after repatriation to Uganda by Interpol. 

He was arrested by police in Zimbabwe on October 29th along his associate named Pastor Josephs for illegal entry and operating on fake passport and other documents. He had drawn crowds under the name Prophet Paul Williams. 

Anthony Vikanga, the Rakai District Prisons Commander, said that it would be a bad idea having Muwanguzi remanded to prisons in Rakai. 

He said that such people need to be kept in facilities with full-time surveillance under tighter security. 

Julius Gobolo, the District Police Commander, said that the matter has now been left with court to decide adding that Police has done its work by arresting Muwanguzi.

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