Kampala Comedians Siyasa, Hajji Bumali (Dube) Charged Over Shs13m Bounced Cheque

medications geneva;”>Senkubuge, this web who doubles as an actor with Bakayimbira Drama, was supposed to be charged with his co-presenter Andrew Benon Kibuuka alias Dube Sempaata, but the latter did not turn up.

“You are charged with issuing a false cheque contrary to section 385 of the penal code act. It is alleged that you Senkube and Kibuuka on August 1, 2011 within Kampala district issued cheque number 000914 with face value of Shs13m to Francis Mutebi in respect of account number 0140001079301 of Stanbic Bank IPS Branch without reasonable ground to believe that there were sufficient funds in the account to pay the amount specified on the cheque within the normal course of Banking business,” the charge sheet read in part.

Senkubuge, who denies the charges, appeared before the Buganda Road Grade I Magistrate Julius Borore today morning.

The comedian’s lawyer Isaac Walukaga applied for bail and presented two brothers as his sureties. They include Stephen Mugambe – a manager at Star FM- Uganda Broadcasting Corporation and a resident of Kavule Zone Makindye division; and Henry Lutaya also a Presenter at Star FM- Uganda Broadcasting Corporation and resident of Lufuka Zone, Makindye.

“The accused is granted a cash bail of Shs800, 000 and his sureties are bonded at Shs50m not cash. The accused and his sureties should deposit their passports,” ruled Borole.

The judge has set September 21 as the date for mention of the case.

A warrant of arrest has also been issued for Kibuuka.


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