20 more days in the coolers for Pastor Ssenyonga’s men

Man Jose Kayima

Christian Life Church lead Pastor, Jackson Ssenyonga’s henchman Israel Wasswa’s stay in the coolers has been extended for more 20 days.

With Judge Adams Byarugaba on leave, the bail ruling session had a new face in Judge Amon Magezi who opted for more time to study the case.

“As you know this case has been before my learned colleague, I can’t just give a ruling. I need to consult and go through the details,” Judge Magezi told the court.

The Bwaise-based church’s head of security Wasswa and Jamil Mwanda now have to wait until 12th September 2023 to know their fate.

At the same justice house, Mwanga II Court last time out, Judge Byarugaba denied Wasswa and Mwanda bail after their sureties identification documents had issues.

One had an expired work identity card and the other failed to present on top of their national identity cards plus LC1 letters missing signatures.

Also, it should be remembered that Wasswa has been serving two years courtesy of aggravated robbery after the High Court found him guilty together with three of his former workmates.

The victim, Sam Mukula, a former member of Christian Life Church had to undergo operation twice at Mulago Hospital due to injuries inflicted on him by security personnel attached to the church which belongs to Pastor Senyonga led by Wasswa.

Just like Judge Byarugaba issued an arrest warrant for Henry Lyazi who was still on the run during the previous hearing, Judge Magezi maintained the status quo.

*The background of the case*

According to the charge sheet, on 17th September 2021, the above-mentioned committed the first offence of trespass.

They entered onto or upon Rubaga Miracle Centre, property in possession of Pastor Kayanja, with the intent to insult to annoy the said Pastor Robert Kayanja.

The conspired felony contrary to Section 302 of the Panel Code Act is what has seen them spend weeks in Prison and now, they have a burden of proving their innocence.

The second offence on the charge sheet was giving false information to the Police on 27th of September 2021.

They fed D/IP Cotilda Nanduttu with misleading information that Pastor Kayanja performed unnatural offences with them.

“Intending thereby to cause or knowing it to be likely that they would cause the said D/IP Nanduttu to devote her time and services to the investigations of such information” read part of the charge sheet.

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