Court name
High Court of Uganda
Judgment date
3 February 2006

Uganda v Rwaviira Stephen (HCT-05-CR-SC-2003/191) [2006] UGHC 4 (03 February 2006);

Cite this case
[2006] UGHC 4

 

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA
AT MBARARA
 HCT
- 05- CR SC- 0191- OF 2003

UGANDA ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PROSECUTOR

VERSUS

RWAVIIRA STEPHEN ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ACCUSED

BEFORE: HON. MR. JUSTICE ELDAD MWANGUSYA:

JUDGMENT:

The accused, RWAVIIRA STEVEN is indicted for the offence of defilement c/s 129 (1) of the Penal Code Act. The particulars of the offence were that on the 14th day of August 2002 at Mukuru cell in the Mbarara District he unlawfully had sexual intercourse with NANKUNDA ANNET, a girl under the age of 18 years.

The accused denied having committed the offence and for this court to determine his guilt or innocence the evidence as presented by the prosecution and the defence has to be examined together.
The case as presented by the prosecution was briefly that the accused was a neighbour and friend of the