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Leading Distillers Floored in Court

By APN Reporter


The kabale High Court Judge has dismissed a case against the former Kabale resident district commissioner Cox Nyakairu the former kabale Resident District Commissioner and ordered the plaintiffs to pay all the costs.

The kabale High court which was presided over by the resident Judge His Worship Moses Kazibwe Kawumi has dismissed the case against Mr. Cox Nyakairu the former kabale Resident District Commissioner and kabale district local government which was filed by Moses Mugisha the managing director of Leading Waragi Distillers limited.

The prosecution revealed that in 2010, a total of 100 people died in kabale district in period of one month while others lost their sight after taking an adulitilated waragi which had high levels of methanol which prompted Mr. Cox Nyakairu by then the kabale RDC together with Kabale district local government in consultation with Ministry of Trade, President’s office and Uganda National Bureau of standards.

It is said that all parties resolved that nobody shall produce, transport, consume and sale waragi in sachets and prastict bottles as preventive method; but in the same year of 2010, they impounded the vehicle of Leading Distillers Uganda limited loaded with Waragi in Muhanga heading to kabale for not respecting the resolutions instead Moses Mugisha the owner of the company filed a case in courts of law under Civil Suit No.88of 2010 against RDC Cox Nyakairu as a person and kabale district local government demanding 51 million shillings from them for the loss encountered.

However, the kabale Resident Judge His worship Moses Kazibwe Kawumi dismissed the case with costs and ordered Leading Distillers Uganda Limited to pay RDC Cox Nyakairu and kabale district all the damages.

When our reporter contacted Mr.Cox Nyakairu over the judgment, he explained that he will not obtain any single coin but instead he demanded for an apology from the company.

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