BY WILBER MUHWEZI-KASIBANTE
Ruhinda MP (Rtd) Capt. Donozio Kahonda was this afternoon sentenced to nine months in prison by Jinja chief maistrate’s court.de using fake academic documents and impersonation.
He was charged with nine counts including fake academic documents and impersonation.
Kahonda, who in 2016 defeated NRA historical and powerful Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire in the MP race, was arrested on Wednesday before being paraded at the Chief Magistrate’s court in Jinja.
It all started in October 2015 with the arrest of the retired Captain.
It was alleged then that Kahonda on November 11, 2001 at military academy in Jinja district with intent to defraud or deceive uttered false documents in the particulars of Dickson Mutabazi, purporting that it was a genuine document whereas not.
The political mood was tense as many observers looked at the case as politically motivated to weaken the man who was threatening to extinguish Otafiire’s political career.
During the hearing of the case, Kahonda secured bail before winning the election with a landslide that shook Mitooma district, an area once considered Otafiire’s stronghold.
The little known Kahonda rode the sympathy card that did not only leave Kahinda humiliated but also politically vulnerable.
It was not until June 7 that hell broke loose.
ww.mknewslink.com has been made awares that on arrival at court for a ruling, Kahonda discovered that the magistrate had decided to convict him for impersonation, uttering false documents, forgery among other counts.
Throughout hearing of the case, Kahonda denied the charges.
Kahonda’s lawyers have vowed to appeal the sentence in the high court.