Buganda Prince Joseph Kiyimba Jjuuko sent to prison
Prince Joseph Kiyimba Jjuuko, 43, is accused of publishing defamatory information against David Kyewalabye Male, the minister of culture in Buganda Kingdom
Prince Joseph Kiyimba Jjuuko, 43, is accused of publishing defamatory information against David Kyewalabye Male, the minister of culture in Buganda Kingdom and other Buganda Land Board (BLB) top officials. Senior Grade One Magistrate, Stella Amabilis, of the Kampala-based Buganda Road Court, charged and sent him to prison on remand on Friday.
Jjuuko, an accountant, was charged alongside Richard Kayima 36, the KCCA councillor for Natete Parish in Rubaga division. The duo denied the charges.
Upon denying state attorney Janat Kitimbo entreated the court to adjourn the case pending investigations.
But the accused's lawyer, Smith Okwaro, invited the court to grant them bail, saying it was their constitutional right.
According to detective Sharon Nandego attached to Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) headquarters, the accused were arrested on Thursday having skipped Police bond since January 9, 2020.