Court frees sodomy convict Mubiru

Chris Mubiru

Chris Mubiru

The High court in Kampala has freed the former Soccer Club Villa manager Chris Mubiru on sodomy charges.

The Chief Magistrate at Buganda court, Lilian Buchana had convicted Mubiru last year of sodomy and sentenced him to 10 years in prison.

This was after the prosecution had presented sufficient proof that Mubiru had committed sodomy.

She had also ordered the convict to pay Shs. 50 million to the victim.

Mubiru appealed his sentence at the High court and indicated that the trial magistrate had erred when considering evidence from a video which had not been presented in court.

In the judgment on this Tuesday, Justice Masalu ruled that it was wrong for the victim not to report to police.

The victim had been sodomized in 2009 but only waited until 2013.

The judge further noted that there should have been a medical report to support and act as evidence for the victim as required by law.

The same judge said that the absence of such a report made the evidence very weak.

Regarding the videos, the High Court judge said it was a waste of the court’s time because none of e others filmed in it had filed complaints in court.

The judge concluded that the trial magistrate failed to evaluate evidence and wrongfully convicted Mubiru.

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