THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT
KAMPALA
CRIMINAL SESSION CASE NO. 146 OF 2001
UGANDA
VERSUS
PETER MATOVU
Before The Hon, Mr. Justice E. S. Lugayizi
JUDGMENT
The accused was indicted for defilement contrary to section 123 (l) of the Penal Code Act, The
particulars of the indictment read as follows.
“Matovu Peter on the 18th day of July 2001, at Kyebando-Kisenyi Zone in the Kampala
District, unlawfully had carnal knowledge of NAMPA SARAH a girl under the age of 18
years.”
The accused denied the indictment. The prosecution called four witnesse5 in support of its case
against the accused. Those witnesses were Dr. Kalyemenya (PWI), Dr. Nsereko Mukasa (PW2).
Sarah Nampa (PW3) and Yerina Nakyejwe (PW4).
The accused gave evidence on oath and did not call witnesses,
In simple terms the prosecution case was as follows. On 18th July 2001 Sarah Nampa escorted
her aunt who boarded a taxi to Kalerwe. This happened at around 7.00 p.m. At this point, the
accused appeared on the scene and persuaded Sarah to visit his home at Kyebando. The two set
off. On arrival at the accused person’s home they entered the house and had sexual intercourse.
Later on, Sarah returned home and revealed to her mother what had transpired between her and
the accused, Sarah’s mother reported the matter to the police, which soon after arrested the

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