MP Abiriga turns himself in, tells court he cant control urine, fined and released
Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga has been sentenced to a fine of 40.000 shs for urinating on the road. This is after he turned himself in at City Hall court today morning to answer charges of being a common nuisance.
In company of his lawyer Ssebuufu Usamah, Abiriga appeared before Grade one Magistrate Beatrice Kainza, and pleaded guilty to the said charges on top of presenting his medical forms, showing that he is diabetic and cannot control urine for along time.
In her sentence, Magistrate Kainza also considered Abiriga’s old age, the remorse in his actions he exhibited, and further saved court’s time and resources by pleading guilty.
KCCA prosecutor Elijah Irakunda wanted Abiriga to serve two weeks in Luzira prison, saying he deliberately ignored the many places of convenience and the sensitization programs set up by the authority to keep the city clean, but the magistrate said if Abiriga failed to pay the fine he should then serve the two weeks.
The Legislator is alleged to have urinated on the fence of Ministry of Finance on 26th/September 2017 along Kyaggwe Road within Kampala city, which illegal action makes him a public nuisance.
Abiriga’s case stems from a picture of him that went viral on social media showing him easing himself along the road.
Abiriga Ssebuufu was expected to report to court tomorrow 25th, following criminal summons that were issued to him on 6th/October when he failed to appear, claiming he had traveled to his constituency over age limit consultations.