Kenyan Charged for Harassing Uganda's Director of Public Prosecution

  • A signpost of the Buganda Road Court in Kampala Uganda
    A signpost of the Buganda Road Court in Kampala Uganda
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  • A Kenyan man could be starring at a long prison sentence after he was found guilty of harassing Uganda's Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Frances Abodo.

    The accused threatened to publicise photos and pin them on billboards across East African countries to expose her for alleged corrupt conduct.

    The man will remain in remand at the Luzira prison for six days until October 11 before making an appearance in court as reported by the Monitor.

    Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu from Buganda Road Court convicted the man on the account of disturbing the peace of Justice Abodo.

    Uganda's Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Francis Abodo
    Uganda's Director of Public Prosecutions Jane Francis Abodo
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    According to state prosecutors, the accused ought to be sentenced to five years for subjecting the DPP to untold trauma.

    Four witnesses including the DPP testified against the man who sought to expose the Ugandan official.

    Nonetheless, he pleaded guilty to all the charges and asked for mercy, forgiveness, and leniency from the court.

    The man who hails from the larger Western Kenya region, began the online attacks on the government official after his car was stolen.

    According to him, the DPP was responsible for hiding court files and denied him justice through the advice she gave on the pressing matter.

    Between September 15, 2021, and November 2, 2021, he sent threatening e-mails and attachments to the DPP's official email.

    However, he argued that his constant emails were aimed at recovering his stolen car.

    He was arrested in February 2022 after he crossed the Kenya-Uganda border to follow up on his stolen car case reported at the Central Police Station in Kampala.

    President Museveni shakes hands with Justice Jane Francis Abodo after her swearing ceremony as a High Court judge on March 23, 2018.
    President Museveni shakes hands with Justice Jane Francis Abodo after her swearing ceremony as a High Court judge on March 23, 2018.
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