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University Lecturer Remanded over Domestic Violence

Nakawa court chief magistrate Jameson Karemani has remanded to Luzira 36-year-old James Kazungu for attempted murder by pouring acid on a one Judith Agole.

A lecturer in the faculty of Civil Engineering at Kyambogo University, Kazungu has also been charged with domestic violence, which he has denied.

Agole, 40, a former accountant with Africa Innovations Institute, who appeared at court with support from two people — in her testimony informed court that after her husband’s death in 2011, she was approached by Kazungu who promised to support her, claiming that he was the late husband’s best friend.

She went ahead and revealed that later in 2014, they started living with Kazungu at Kirinya in Bweyogerere, a Kampala suburb but he failed to fulfill his responsibilities.

Agole before the incident

That, she said, he was engaging in extra-marital affairs.

She added that on the fateful day of October 28, 2017, Agole opted to end the affair and move out of the house which Kazungu didn’t allow, suggesting that he still loved her.

She further informed court that on the same day at around mid-night, as she returned home from the supermarket in Kireka, she saw Kazungu standing behind her, and, on turning to talk to him, he “poured acid” on her face.

After the incident

She says that the incident resulted into her current state of blindness and disfigurement. The acid spread onto her breasts, face, thigh and arm.

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Although Kazungu rushed Agole to Kiruddu hospital, she managed to lodge a complaint at Kirinya Police Post which arrested him. He was later released on bail by Nakawa court.

Hearing of this matter was adjourned to 26th March for further hearing.

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