The former Makerere University Senior Administrative Assistant Edward Kisuze has been sentenced to a fine of Shs4 million or face two years in prison for sexually molesting Rachel Njoroge.
Kisuze was convicted of indecent assault and sentenced by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Miriam Akello.
“The judgement based on evidence adduced by prosecution. All ingredients of indecent assault were proved beyond reasonable doubt by the prosecution witnesses. The accused is hereby sentenced to a fine of Shs4 million or in default serve two years in jail,” Akello ruled.
Mr. Kisuze was arrested in April 2018 following a photo that went viral on social media, with him allegedly sexually molesting Rachel Njoroge, a student who graduated in January 2018 and had reportedly gone to have her academic credentials certified.
Through his lawyer Kenneth Munungu, Kisuze applied for bail and fled on Shs2 million cash bail as his sureties Dickson Ndaga (his brother) Robert Semanda, Steven Semugela, Jonathan Muyingo were instructed to pay Shs20 million non-cash.
Prosecution averred that Ms. Njoroge was on April 13, 2018 forced into illicit act after she had gone to pick her transcript.
The accused is said to have locked the office and suddenly started harassing her in the due process Njoroge picked out her phone and started taking pictures after realizing that there were no cameras in the office.
Thereafter she reported the case to university administration and recorded a statement with university police leading to suspension of the Kisuze from carrying out university related activities and accessing senate building for stepped-up investigations to thrive.