Acid victims storm out of court in protest of suspected University Lecturer’s release on bail
Acid attack survivors storm Nakawa Chief Magistrates court demanding that the bail granted to Kyambogo University Lecturer James Kazungu, who is on trial for pouring acid on his Lover’s face, be cancelled.
The victims clad in White T-shirts with words “Together for an acid free Violence Uganda ” say that much as bail is a Constitutional right to a suspect, it however exposes the victim and the entire public to danger because the perpetrator is out on the lose .
They want Kazungu returned back to jail, and that specific reforms should be put in place by government to strengthen laws regulating the buying and selling of acid and other toxic substances .
Today two more prosecution witnesses testified against Kazungu, that is a one Emmanuel Ojura and Amule Grace who also implicated Kazungu before court for attacking Angole with Acid in October last year.
James Kazungu Alupo teaches at the faculty of Civil engineering and is facing charges of domestic violence and attempted murder of Judith Angole Dirisi who was an accountant with Africa Innovations Institute .
Angole on 17th/March 2018 testified that after the loss of her husband in 2011, Kazungu approached her claiming to have been a best friend to her late husband and even offered to help her with the feeding and education of her 3 children.
She narrated that in 2014, they started living with Kazungu at Kirinya Bweyogerere but he failed on his responsibilities on top of running extra-marital affairs.
That on the fateful day of 28th/October 2017, Angole opted to end the affair and resorted to move out of the house, which decision Kazungu didnt welcome and around mid-night, as she came back home from her supermarket in Kireka, Kazungu poured acid on her face, that has since turned her blind and disfugured her entire face , breast , thigh and arm.
The matter has been adjourned to 18th/April 2018 for further hearing by Chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani.