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12 Bachwezi worshippers sentenced to 8 months

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12 Bachwezi worshippers sentenced to 8 months

The Ibanda district chief magistrate court yesterday sentenced 12 people to 8 months in
Nyabuhikye government prison for disobeying lawful
orders.
Court heard that a group of twelve people were found worshiping
Bacwezi in Nyakahondogoro hills Nyabuhikye sub county in Ibanda
district.
According to prosecution led by Peter Muhendo, the convicts are all
members of one family and residents of Mabanga cell Nyamirima ward
Bufunda division Ibanda municipality
The convicts were found gathered and praying together in caves which
is against the presidential directives on fighting against the coronavirus.
They said that they were aware of the disease but being members of the
same family, they thought they had not committed any crime

Chief magistrate Mr. Charles Mweteise said that because
they did not waste court’s time, it was the reason why they were given a
lenient sentence of only 8 months.