By Kabuye Ronald 05/01/2016
The defense hearing of the former WBS TV journalist Andrew Lwanga tormentor and former DPC old Kampala police station jorum Mwesigye has flopped at Buganda road chief magistrate court following the failure by the state attorney Kenso Patricia to turn up in court. Court learnt that Kenso the state attorney representing lwanga was sick thus couldn’t appear to proceede with the case which prompted the trial grade one magistrate Kamasanyu Gladys to set the 17th of this month as another date for defense hearing. The magistrate found out that Jorum has a case to answer for battering Lwanga and causing malicious damage to his property and those of the Bukedde Tv journalist Joseph Ssetimba which included two video cameras, karki pair of trousers and causing permanent bodily injuries. In his first defense submission, Jorum expressed grievance with the way government and police paid him back after the many years of services before pointing out ethnicity as one the reason for his prosecution since they refused to provide him with legal assist. Jorum also denied ever battering Lwanga adding that he couldn’t differentiate between journalists and the protestors at florin bar and restaurant along namirembe road.