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Pastor Male Appeals In Kayanja Sodomy Saga

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The six had been sentenced to community service by the Chief Magistrate after being convicted of damaging the reputation of Pastor Robert Kayanja in a sodomy case.

The accused through their lawyers led by Edward Sekabanja, Isaac Walukagga and Edward Akankwasa said the magistrate erred in his ruling.

According to the accused, the magistrate fixed their case for submission and judgment without giving them opportunity to defend themselves.

The accused cited the Ugandan Constitution Article 28(i) that provides anyone accused of a criminal offence has a right to fair hearing.

The accused further noted that the magistrate wrongly interpreted evidence brought from police which led the accused persons to be wrongly convicted.

The accused therefore emphasized that they only appealed against the ruling of the magistrate but noted that they were happy with the sentences

High Court Judge Joseph Murangila adjourned the case to September 26 as the date for the state prosecutor to give his side.

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