Pastor Kiwedde Sentenced 2 Years in Jail (Details here) Top story

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Muwanguzi, who had earlier acted indifferent in past court sessions, trembled and sweated in his pull-neck shirt, when the magistrate declared him guilty of the offense.

Pastor William Muwanguzi, commonly known as Kiwedde, has been sentenced to 2 years in Masaka Prison.
 
Muwanguzi was found guilty of impersonation. His co-accused Julius Mukasa was acquitted.
 
He has also been remanded until 19th January 2014 for the final judgement of another case of attempted escape from prison and causing malicious damage on government property.
 
Susan Awidi, the presiding magistrate passed the judgement amid tight security following threats from residents who had earlier vowed to deal with Muwanguzi in case court acquitted him.
 
While delivering her judgement, Awidi said that the prosecution side led by Mariam Akite produced enough evidence in the case while the defendants could not avail enough evidence and witnesses for defence.
 
Muwanguzi and Mukasa have been on remanded since arrest until today when Mukasa was released on caution.
 
Muwanguzi, who had earlier acted indifferent in past court sessions, trembled and sweated in his pull-neck shirt, when the magistrate declared him guilty of the offense.
 
He also panicked when the magistrate incarcerated him to Masaka prison for two years.
 
Muwanguzi’s wife, Patience Akinamabazi almost collapsed when the magistrate pronounced that Muwanguzi was guilty. She said that Muwanguzi was not treated fairly.
 
Posing as Catholic priests from Kenya Muwanguzi and Mukasa organized an unauthorized Charismatic Renewal prayer service with intent to extort money from the innocent faithful.
 
However, on 9th November 2013, during their arrest at Nabisere Hotel in Kalisizo town council, their accomplice whom police only identified as Rogers disappeared with the money collected from the faithful.
 
Kalisizo Police arrested the duo, charged them with impersonation and produced them in Kalisizo Magistrates court for hearing of the case.
 
The two were incarcerated to Kalisizo Prison where Muwanguzi attempted to escape.
 
As a result Prison wardens arrested him and took him to Kalisizo police to make a statement and later charged with attempted escape and causing malicious damage on government property.
 
The defendants applied for bail but their application was turned down due to the fact that their sureties were not substantial enough.
 
Muwanguzi further pleaded for release claiming that he was suffering from diabetes and pressure.
 
He further said that he had a metal in his leg supporting his movement and needed to see his doctor but prosecution objected to his pleas saying he had not produced any medical form in court.
 
Early this morning, Catholic faithful from all walks of life filled the courtroom in wait for the judgement of Muwanguzi’s case.
 
They expected the magistrate Susan Awidi to begin with Muwanguzi’s case but to their dismay she began with other cases.
 
However, Muwanguzi was whisked away on a police patrol to Masaka Prison while Catholic faithful including priests and catechists chanted. Muwanguzi will appear in court on 19th January 2014 for judgement of a second case of attempted escape from prison.