Ex-Ugandan sports manager convicted of sodomy


A court in Kampala has convicted former Sports Club Villa manager Chris Mubiru of sodomy. Buganda Road Chief magistrate Flavia Nabakooza also found Mubiru guilty of having carnal knowledge of his victim, adding that prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. Ms Nabakooza grounded her ruling on the evidence from the prosecution side, which she said was sufficient to pin Mubiru.



Earlier on, a senior government analyst as the last state witness, told the court that the exhibits recovered from Mubiru’s home were similar to the devices used in committing sodomy.

Mr Justus Ocom, attached to the government analytical laboratory, explained that dermatological creams brought to him were used by homosexuals. He said sex offenders used chloroform to induce their victims to sleep. The court was told that the victim was drugged by Mubiru before he was sodomised.
Mubiru was, however, acquitted on the second count of sodomy on grounds that his other victim consented to the act.

The court heard that in December 2009, while at Mengo Kisingiri LCI, a Kampala suburb, Mubiru had sexual relations against the order of nature, an offence contrary to section 145(a) of penal code act.

He was arrested on December 15, 2009 and detained for interrogations before he was charged at Buganda Road court.

The crime is punishable with 18 years in prison on conviction.



The magistrate also cancelled Mubiru’s bail and remanded him to Luzira before she adjourned the case to September 18 for sentencing. — Africa Review.