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Magistrate Kicked Out Of Kayanja Sodomy Case

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drug http://chat.novaintermed.ro/wp-admin/includes/update.php geneva; font-size: small;”>“I have perused the file and I have directed the Chief Magistrate, Buganda Road Court, to place it before another Grade I Magistrate for completion of the trial,” the acting Chief Registrar H.P Adonyo wrote to the Pastors’ counsel Kato Sekabanja.

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The move to kick out Wekesa followed a judicial investigation launched last December that found the magistrate partisan in the manner he was conducting the trial of Pastor Martin Ssempa, Solomon Male, Michael Kyazze and Robert Kayiira.

The quartet is on trial for allegedly planning to defame Kayanja by publicly accusing him of sodomising kids.

The Pastors, who have now won worldwide reputation for staging a spirited battle against sodomy in Uganda, deny the accusations.

Wekesa was further transferred to Nakawa Court after Pastors told the judicial committee that he had received a posh Land Cruiser car valued at Shs80m and bought several plots in Kampala city in the middle of the trial.

“We write to register our complaint against the trial magistrate in the above matter his worship John Wekesa. In particular in both his professional and ethical conduct in regard to the case,” the pastors’ December 2011 protest letter forwarded to the Chief Registrar of Court read in part.

Wekesa did not only use threatening language during the trial but also shocked the nation when he put to defence the anti-sodomy pastors, saying they had planned to soil Kayanja’s reputation.

The Pastors had earlier proved that Kayanja’s victims had approached them for help before subsequently advising them to report the matter at police. The boys complied.

It later appeared the victims were “sweet-talked” to turn around and accuse the anti-sodomy pastors of planning to soil Kayanja’s name.

The development underlines the need to stamp out corruption in the Judiciary and police.

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