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Isiko’s bail cancelled; to be retried for sending love messages to MP

A photo Montage of Brian Isiko and Kabarole Woman MP Sylvia Rwabogo

The High Court in Kampala has cancelled the bail it granted to a YMCA student, Brian Isiko who is accused of sending love messages to the Kabarole District woman MP Sylvia Rwabwogo, so that he can stand trial afresh.
Justice Jane Frances Abodo ordered that Isiko be taken back to Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court for a re-trial on offences of cyber harassment and offensive communication within 48 hours.

Justice Abodo earlier quashed and set aside Isiko’s conviction and a two-year jail sentence on grounds that the trial magistrate illegally changed his plea of not guilty to a plea of guilty without following proper procedures.
While allowing Isiko’s appeal against both the conviction and sentence, Justice Abodo ruled that Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu ought to have read and explained the offences and ingredients to Isiko in a language that he best understands before recording his plea.

The magistrate’s court records presented before the High Court indicated that Isiko first pleaded not guilty to the offences but after MP Rwabwogo’s testimony, he admitted to having sent the love messages asserting that he wanted the MP for a friend to help him boost his poultry business.
It’s this partial admission that magistrate Kamasanyu had taken for a plea of guilty there by wrongly convicting Isiko and sentencing him, Justice Abodo stated.

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