I don’t understand English language — Ex-UBC MD Paul Kihika tells court, remanded

Former UBC Managing Director Paul Kihika has been again remanded at Luzira prison by the Nakawa Chief Magistrates court on charges of giving false information to police. Court was treated to drama when he stated that does not understand English language and requested for an interpreter.

Kihika  who was on Monday this week  released on  bail  by the Anti-corruption court has been brought  by the prison bus this morning to  appear before Grade one magistrate  Christine Nantege.

He has pleaded not guilty to one count of giving false information and has been remanded to Luzira  prison until the 15th/August 2017 as he had no surities  in court to apply for bail.

Prosecution  States that Kihika  allegedly reported a case of theft of his mobile phone at Jinja road police station while falsely accusing the head of media crimes in police Emmanuel Mbonimpa to have stolen it; yet later it was revealed that the officer had just confiscated this phone for purposes of investigations.

This is the second time in a one week row for Kihika to be charged and remanded to Luzira prison, the first being when he appeared before the Anti-corruption  ourt on charges of embezzlement and causing a 33.6 million shillings loss to UBC in facilitaing a non-existent official trip to China.