Six suspects that were arrested in relation with the use formalin have today been convicted to eight months and sent to Luzira prison by City Hall Magistrate Beatrice Khainza.
The convicts were arrested last week by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) health team from various areas of Ntinda, Kalelerwe, Kabalagala, Nakasero among other while in possession with formalin and other catastrophic chemicals used for preserving among other dead corps.
The media exposed the scam when reports emerged that beef traders were using chemicals that are prohibited for consumption to preserve beef and other perishable products.
Prosecution led by Hillary Musimenta averred that the suspects were using those chemicals to preserve meat and fish which they were selling to their customers.
Basing on the fact that they (suspects) pleaded guilty, the Ms Khainza convicted them and adjourned court to today (Thursday) when she has sentenced them.
Adjourning of the matter came after two of the convicts Ibrahim Sekajja and Isma Mutebi asked the Magistrate to have their charges read afresh saying they didn’t understand English and that prompted Ms. Khainza to give today(Thursday) when their plea has been herd.
Their plea yielded nothing instead they were sentenced to eight month in prison.
The sentenced include Erias Katumba, Isa Ssenoga, Isma Mutebi, Umar Kalyango, Baker Mulondo and Ibrahim Ssekajja.