MP Abiriga skips court over roadside nature’s call

MP Abiriga has skipped court. File photo.

Ibrahim Abiriga, the Arua Municipality legislator, has skipped appearing before the City Hall Court today to answer charges related with becoming a public nuisance.

Public nuisance is a common law offence in which the injury, loss or damage is suffered by the local community.

Prosecution told court presided over by Grade One magistrate Beatrice Khainza that Abigira was served criminal summons in personal through the Speaker of Parliament.

But his lawyers argued that by the time the summons were served to his client, he was out of Kampala, had gone to constituency.

Court has now ordered Abiriga to appear on October 25. Last month, Abiriga’s photos spread on social media platforms showing him urinating along the city street near the Finance ministry. His bodyguard was on standby as Abiriga answered nature’s call.

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is accusing Abiriga of breaking the city health rules. When he appeared on a local television station, Abiriga admitted urinating, saying he was badly off. He warned the media against interfering with people’s private life.

“I am in advanced age, what did you want to me do? I was badly off. I am ready to pay the fine,” he said.

Abiriga is among the NRM legislators who initiated the idea of lifting the Presidential age limit. He is obsessed with the yellow colour and wears only yellow attires and shoes.

Abiriga is not new to scandal. Recently, a woman dragged him to court, accusing of child neglect. He denied being the father of the child but a DNA test which was conducted proved he was the father of the child.



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