Piglet Youths Found Culpable

Two youths from the pressure group Jobless Brotherhood, ambulance Norman Tumuhimbise and Robert Mayanja have been ordered to defend themselves before City Hall Court over the charges that they dropped two yellow piglets at Parliament.

City Hall Grade one magistrate Moses Nabende made the order this morning basing on the evidence adduced by 5 prosecution witnesses who were all security personnel at Parliament.

The magistrate ruled that the state had made out a case against the 2 youths that warrants them to explain to the nation how the pigs got their way  into parliament premises on the 17th/June 2014 .

Tumuhimbise and Mayanja caused a steer at Parliament on that day when they smuggled into parliament premises two piglets soaked in a yellow color. They were demonstrating against what they called greed of government officials.

The 2 youths were charged with 3 counts including criminal trespass and conspiracy to interrupt parliamentary proceedings which is contrary to parliamentary powers and privileges.

However, website as much as Magistrate Nabende labored to  explain to the accused that they had 3 options with in which to defend themselves that includes giving a sworn or unsworn testimony, their option was to stay silent so that the magistrate could reach his final  judgment only basing on prosecution evidence.

After the ruling, the accused asked the magistrate to visit the scene of crime, which is parliament and  examine it before reaching his final verdict.

The magistrate is expected to decide on whether to visit parliament on Wednesday this week.


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