Last saturday night (10th/10/2020), Kampala Metropolitan Police descent a certain house in Kireka town after being alerted about an ongoing sex party. The police arrested 21 participants in the sex party after catching them ‘in flagrante delicto’ playing group sex in the wee hours.
Meanwhile, coming on our desk indicates that eleven of the arrested 21 Kireka sex party culprits were charged and convicted by Grade One Magistrate, Joan Aciro, of Kira Chief Magistrates’ Court having pleaded guilty on their own plea.
All the 21 defendants were first arrested and detained at Kira Division Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts that are likely to cause the spread of the current deadly pandemic Corona virus.
On Wednesday 14th October, eleven of those arrested were charged and convicted on six counts of disobedience of lawful orders, negligent act likely to spread infection of disease, keeping a brothel, indecent practices, prostitution, and promoting trafficking in persons.
The crimes attract to maximum jail sentences of three and seven years’ imprisonment, respectively.
Prosecution alleged that the culprits and others still at large on October 10th, 2020 at Kireka Tower Guest House, Kira Municipality in Wakiso district while in a sex party disobeyed lawful orders, namely curfew, of being in their homes between 9:00pm and to 5:30am issued by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on course of preventing the spread of corona virus (covid-19).
It is also alleged that the accused in the same place, unlawfully and negligently engaged in a social gathering, an act they knew to be likely to spread infection of COVID-19 (corona virus). The case was postponed to October 14th, 2020 for sentencing and hearing to those who denied the charges.
The convicts however include; Suzan Akwir, 25, Phiona Nalubega, 27, Prossy Nabukenya alias Nakimera, 20, Esther Apio, 26, Christine Nsereko, 21, Edith Nakimbugwe, 22, and Mariam Nakalembe, 20.
Others are Ali Mugisha, 26, Sabra Achen, 23, Shakira Nanteza, 28, and Irene Namatovu, 28, majority sex workers.
However, the proprietor of Tower Guest House in Kireka, Sharon Amutusimire, 26, where the crimes were committed, denied the charges together with Yesiga Mugenyi, 20, a boda boda rider.
Amutusimire faces separate charges of keeping a brothel and promoting trafficking in persons.
“This court hereby convicts you on your own plea. But a plea of not guilty is entered for Amutusimire and Mugenyi,” Aciro said.
Prosecution also alleges that Amutusimire and others still at large since 2019 at Kireka Namugongo division in Kira has been keeping rooms in Tower Guest House for purposes of prostitution.
Amutusimire is also accused of using the guesthouse for purposes of commercial sexual exploitation of a 16-year-old girl (name not disclosed).