Acid victims storm out of court in protest of suspected University Lecturer’s release on bail


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.


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