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Jinja Central Division Chairman Remanded in Prison

Kirunda’s woes stem from his plan to renovate Kakindu Stadium by constructing modern toilets and a pavilion, which however was challenged by the pastor of Christ Commission Ministries Ibrahim Omaido whose church is near the stadium.
06 Mar 2019 19:13
Kirunda Mubarak (in blue T. shirt) arrives at Jinja magistrates court.
Jinja Central Division Chairman Mubarak Kirunda has been remanded to Kirinya prisons for malicious damage. Kirunda was charged for allegedly destroying a church and tampering with the pavements along Nalufenya road in Jinja district.  

Kirunda’s woes stem from his plan to renovate Kakindu Stadium by constructing modern toilets and a pavilion, which however was challenged by the pastor of Christ Commission Ministries Ibrahim Omaido whose church is near the stadium.  

Later, division councillors agreed to halt all the developments at the stadium until the matter is investigated. However, Kirunda ordered casual labourers to demolish the Church which he said was delaying the process of renovating the stadium.  

He was arrested on February 20 along Bunagana border in Kisoro district where he was allegedly crossing to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and detained at Kabale Central Police Station until he was handed over to Jinja Central Police Station on Wednesday morning. He later appeared before Jinja grade 1 magistrate’s court for prosecution.  

Martin Asingwire, the defendants’ lawyer told the court that his client had instructed him to seek bail, a plea which was quashed by the grade 1 magistrate, Happy Anne, who advised him to return with the same on Thursday morning. Asingwire told journalists, that he was ready to let the law take its’ course.   

Meanwhile, the State Attorney Daniel Kibumba asked the court to set a hearing date arguing that investigations were complete and they were only awaiting prosecution.   

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