Pastor Kiwedde Gets 3 Years for Attempted Escape Charge

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Pastor William Muwanguzi "Kiwedde" has received a three year sentence in his latest court appearance.

Pastor William Muwanguzi "Kiwedde" has received a three year sentence in his latest court appearance.
 
Muwanguzi was appearing today in Kalisizo Grade One Magistrates court.
 
He was in court to hear judgment for attempted escape from Kalisizo Government Prison and causing malicious damage to government property.
 
Susan Awidi, the Grade One Magistrate, who presided over the impersonation case, found him guilty of the two charges and sentenced him to three years in Masaka Prison.
 
He was given one year for attempted escape and two years for causing malicious damage to government property.
 
Prosecution led by Mariam Akiti, produced evidence and witnesses while the defendant Muwanguzi failed to produce any.
 
Muwanguzi received his latest sentence with more compsure during his previous court appearances.
 
In December last year, court found Muwanguzi guilty for impersonation and sentenced him to two years at Masaka prison until today when he appeared for judgement in regard to these two cases.
 
Posing as Catholic priests from Kenya, Muwanguzi and Mukasa organized an unauthorized Charismatic Renewal prayer service with intent to extort money from the innocent faithful.
On 9th November 2013, during their arrest at Nabisere Hotel in Kalisizo town council, their accomplice whom police only identified as Rogers disappeared with the money collected from the faithful.
 
They were arrested and charged it with impersonation and incarcerated to Kalisizo Prison from where Muwanguzi attempted to escape.
 
As a result, prison wardens arrested him and took him to Kalisizo police and later charged with attempted escape and causing malicious damage to government property.
 
The judgement was passed amidst tight security after there was brief commotion during the court session.
 
Crowds of residents, mainly Catholic faithful from all walks of life stormed court in the morning in wait for the final result of the two cases.
 
Muwanguzi was then transported back to Masaka Government prison amidst tight security.