The former Uganda Cranes Manager, Christopher Mubiru Kisingiri has been convicted of sodomy.
By Melanie Nathan, September 08, 2015.
The Court in Kampala, Uganda, has convicted former Uganda Cranes Manager, Christopher Mubiru Kisingiri, of sodomy. Mubiru, also the former Sports Club Villa manager, could be sentenced up to 18 years in prison.
The Magistrate, Flavia Nabakooza, found Mubiru guilty of having carnal knowledge, committing an act against order of nature, with Emmanuel Nyanzi, aged 18, contrary to Section 145(a) of the Penal Code Act.
The magistrate ruled that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
This is an excerpt from the Ugandan press, reporting on the Case:
“Mr Justus Ocom attached to the government analytical laboratory explained that dermatological creams brought to him are used by homosexuals to ease anal penetration while the pain killers are used to reduce the pain associated with anal sexual intercourse. He said sex offenders use the chloroform to induce their victims to sleep in case they resist sexual intercourse.
The Court was told that Nyanzi was drugged by Mubiru before he was sodomised.
Mubiru was however acquitted on a second count of sodomy on grounds that his other victim, George Oundo consented to the act.
Court heard that in December 2009, while at Mengo Kisingiri LCI, a Kampala suburb, Mubiru had sexual relations with Nyanzi and others against the order of nature, an offence contrary to section 145(a) of penal code act.
Mubiru was arrested on December 15, 2009 after returning from abroad and then going into hiding. He was detained at Katwe police station for interrogation before he was charged at Buganda Road court.
He could receive up to 18 years in prison.
The magistrate also cancelled Mubiru’s bail and remanded him to Luzira before she adjourned the case to September 18 for sentencing.