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Mukono LC Officials on Theft Charges Granted Bail

The accused officials include the Nakisunga Sub County LCIII Chairperson Mubarak Ssekikubo, Namuyenje LCI chairman Robinson Wampona, Defense Secretary William Bisaso, the Secretary for Information Bbosa Keeya and Gerald Ssemaganda, an area resident.
Nakisunga LC3 Chairperson Mubarak Ssekikubo and LCI officials of Namuyenje at Court on Monday.

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The five local council leaders from Nakisunga in Mukono district, who were charged with theft and malicious damage earlier in the week, have been granted bail.

The accused officials include the Nakisunga Sub County LCIII Chairperson Mubarak Ssekikubo, Namuyenje LCI chairman Robinson Wampona, Defense Secretary William Bisaso, the Secretary for Information Bbosa Keeya and Gerald Ssemaganda, an area resident.

They were jointly charged and remanded to Kauga Prison for organising a mob to attack fellow resident Justine Nakasujja, whose house was vandalized her house before she was banished from the community for allegedly practising witchcraft.

On Thursday, the accused’s lawyer Kenneth Nsubuga presented a bail application reasoning that the LCIII Chairperson needed to regain freedom, to secure a ticket to contest for a seat in the forthcoming general elections. He added that the village chairperson was ailing in prison and needed to get treatment, while the other colleagues are leaders who had roles to play in their various villages.

Mukono Grade I Magistrate Tadeo Muinda granted them a cash bail of 500,000 Shillings each while each of their sureties was bonded at one million Shillings. However, Nakasujja, the complainant, expressed displeasure saying that the court had not considered her safety. She notes that ever since the incident happened she has been hiding for her life after receiving death threats from the leaders.

Nakasujja says that she was forced to separate from her four children who are currently living separately with her relatives. 

//Cue in; “Bajjeyo ekiraga… 

Cue out…nkweka bukwesi.”// 

Nakasujja says that the officials forced her to make a verbal apology acknowledging that she had brought evil spirits to terrorize and kill residents. She added that the same people forced her to sell part of her land to raise three million Shillings that was allegedly needed to pay for the services of a witchdoctor to exorcise the evil spirits. 

Their lawyer, Kenneth Nusbuga told URN that the case is fueled by politicians intending to contest against Ssekikubo. However, Salima Nsibambi, a resident at Nakisunga says the officials failed in their responsibility and are now hiding behind politics to redeem themselves after destroying a resident’s properties.

//Cue in; “Chairman owe LC III…

Cue out…bigiramu wa.”//    

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