Maracha Man Gets One year Jail Term for Attacking MP Atiku

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In short
Prosecution heard that in April last year, Ezama and two women intercepted the MP while he was walking in Maracha town.

Moses Ezama, a resident of Maracha district is to spend the next 13 months in jail for attacking Bernard Atiku, the Ayivu county Member of parliament. Ezama was sentenced to jail on Monday by Moses Angualia, the Arua chief magistrate after he found him guilty of attacking the MP.
Prosecution heard that in April last year, Ezama and two women intercepted the MP while he was walking in Maracha town. However, after stopping the legislator, the suspects pelted him with stones and fled off on a motorbike leaving him with injuries to his lips.
Ezama was arrested and arraigned in court for assaulting the legislator and remanded him to Arua government prison. This morning, Ezama appeared in court for the ruling on his case. However, before he was convicted Ezama asked court to give him a lenient sentence saying he had already spent almost a year in jail yet he has a family to take care of adding that his parents are also too weeks to fend for themselves.
In his ruling, Angualia sentenced Ezama to 13 months in jail. Shortly after the court ruling, Prison warders whisked off Ezama to jail. MP Atiku welcomed the ruling saying justice has been served. 


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Ronald Batre
Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

To be allowed to practice his passion, Batre had struck a deal with his parents. He would complete his education. He kept his word and went through school while suporting himself with his journalism.

Entering the workplace so young attuned Batre to the plight of the youth and those who seek employment. Apart from that, he is interested in reporting about politics, local government, business and the environment. A witness to some of the destructive impact of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion in northern Uganda, Batre is interested in reporting about peace building efforts too.

Uganda Radio Network's former Gulu bureau chief, Batre is now based in Kampala. He is URN's main politics correspondent. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.