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'Fake Lawyer' Handed One Year Jail Sentence

The Kabale Chief Magistrate Julius Borore Kyaka has today charged a 42-year-old man and sentenced him to either one year in prison or to pay a fine of one million shillings for holding out as an advocate of the High Court of Uganda which he is not.
Fred Byaruhanga
The Kabale Chief Magistrate Julius Borore Kyaka has today charged a 42-year-old man and sentenced him to either one year in prison or to pay a fine of one million shillings for holding out as an advocate of the High Court of Uganda which he is not.

Prosecution led by the Kabale District State Attorney Gloria Mwiiza told court that on April 5, 2018 at Kabale court premises, Fred Byaruhanga Mpangana held out to be an advocate of the High Court of Uganda before the Kabale high court judge, Justice Moses Kazibwe Kawumi. This is in contravention of Section 64(1), 65(1) and 79 of the Advocates Act CAP 267. 

Byaruhanga claimed to be representing Ngaruye Ruhindi of Ngaruye Ruhindi and Spencer Advocates in a case which the Managing Director of Deading Distillers Limited, Moses Mugisha, had sued the Former Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Cox Nyakairu Apuuli and Kabale district local government for impounding his lorry under civil suit 88 of 2010. 

Mugisha was demanding for 51 million shillings for the loss encountered.

Byaruhanga failed to present his practicing certificate to Justice Kazibwe, before the judge ordered for his arrest. On interrogation Byaruhanga confessed that he was, in fact, a clerk with Ngaruye Ruhindi and Spencer Advocates in Mbarara.   

When the charges were read for him, Byaruhanga pleaded guilty and asked for forgiveness. 

Kyaka then sentenced him to serve one year in jail or to pay a fine of one million shillings, since he did not waste court's time.

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