The Masaka Grade One Magistrate Author Zirabamuzale was forced to adjourn the case to February next year after the state prosecutor Jacob Nahurira told the court that the witnesses had not appeared in court.
The NUP leaders led by Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, the MP for Masaka Municipality and party’s Deputy President in Charge of Central Region says that they will pursue the matter in courts of law and other tribunals that preserve Human Rights.
According to Mbayo, some security personnel were exposed during last week’s protests which were sparked off by the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu during his campaign trail in Luuka district.
“This is a matter of 2010 that was resurrected in 2020, for political witch hunt. They brought the same charge sheet as if they are accusing him of the first time, in the circumstances we pray that this matter is dismissed. The same issue has always been mentioned by the state but they have failed to amend the charge sheet if the state is interested in the matter they would have addressed those anomalies before resurrecting the charges,” he argued.
Court presided over by Justice Victoria Nakintu Katamba heard that Benon Kafeero a resident of Matetet trading center in Mateete Town council in Sembabule district defiled his 8-year-old daughter in November in 2015.
Prosecution led by Jacob Nahurira told High Court that Ssempijja grew up with his grandfather, Suli Ssaloingo who gave him 4 acres of land because of the love he had for him. However, instead of using the land, Ssempijja started selling it off, which didn’t go down well with his grandfather.
Doctor Henry Mwebasa, the Director General of Health Services said many senior medical staff including consultants are performing way below their capacity and their negligence is causing unacceptably high mortality levels in referral hospitals especially of mothers who go in labour on weekends
By Wednesday out of over 200 education institutions distributed across Masaka district, the assessment team had inspected 174 centers, and had only issued 100 certificates of compliance to schools that passed the compliance tests.
James Tumusiime, an author and a strong enthusiast of Traditional African Values, attributes the trend to the gradual breakdown of social-cultural bonds that shaped the behaviours of the ancient society for their common good. He indicates that the African culture treated any form of self-killings, as an abomination that was strongly discouraged by the community.