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Uganda Cranes Cheerleader ‘Uncle Money’ Charged with Manslaughter, Remanded

It is alleged that Uncle Money, 50, unlawfully caused the death of a Mechanic, Siraji Akim Tumusiime when he allegedly commanded mob action against him for allegedly stealing his property on August 16. 2019. The incident took place at Munaku-Lubya, in Rubaga division.
16 Sep 2019 16:29
Jackson Ssewanyana alias Uncle Money together with his co accused, Benson Ssenyonga at Buganda Road Court
Renowned Uganda Cranes fan Jackson Ssewanyana, also known as Uncle Money has been remanded to Luzira Prison on charges of manslaughter. 

It is alleged that Uncle Money, 50, unlawfully caused the death of a Mechanic, Siraji Akim Tumusiime when he allegedly commanded mob action against him for allegedly stealing his property on August 16. 2019. The incident took place at Munaku-Lubya, in Rubaga division. 

According to the deceased’s wife, Mariam Nazalwe and mother, Beatrice Kabatooro, Uncle Money grabbed Tumusiime by the neck and threw him down accusing him of stealing his valuables. They also pointed to six other persons for using dangerous objects to end Tumusiime’s life. 

However, police only arrested Uncle Money, 50, the Vice-Chairperson of Kasubi Zone IV village in Rubaga Division, and the village Defense Secretary Benson Ssenyonga, 27. The others are still at large. 

The State Prosecutor Timothy Amerit told the court that the investigations into the matter were completed. However, Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Miriam Ayo Akello adjourned the matter to October 1, 2019.

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