By Stuart Yiga
The jailed widow of deceased Kwagalana tycoon Eria Bugembe Ssebunnya aka Kasiwukira wowed court on Thursday when she pulled off an amazing fashion statement.
Sarah Nabikolo had appeared in court for a hearing of the case in which she is being accused of the murder of her husband. Her co-accused; Jaden Ashraf and her sister Sandra Nankungu were in court. Donning an animal print dressed paired with a yellow mini-coat; Nabikolo complemented her tantalizing look with designer cat shades.
Her braids were styled to perfection, with a side fringe. They say a woman’s outfit is not complete unless she has a classy purse. Nabikolo proved that she knows this to the letter. She thus gracefully held her army green handbag for all to see; the classy accessory dangling below her arm on which she strapped a cool diamond watch. Her swaggerific appearance was crowned with a brooch and a cute golden necklace.
According to observers and fashion experts, Nabikolo’s look was a complete departure from the forlorn ‘housewife figure’ she cut on the day she was arrested.
Kasiwukira File Recovered
Meanwhile, the Kasiwukira murder case file which had earlier said to have been stolen from Makindye Court finally resurfaced yesterday.
This followed serious concern from MacDusman Kabega, the accused’s defense lawyer.
“Why don’t you come with the case file to Court to see how far you have gone? This is the second time I am raising this but there is no response from the state,” Kabega lamented.
His plea compelled the Magistrate to task the State prosecutor, Beatrice Odong to present the said file.
“Where is the file? Can I see it?” the magistrate asked. Shortly after, the state prosecutor sent a police detective who later brought the file to Court. The hearing of the case was however postponed following a request by the state. “According to the investigating officer’s last minute written in the file, further investigations are still ongoing and I pray that the case be adjourned. The good thing is that we still have more time,” state prosecutor Beatrice Odong said.
As the file issue was still under deliberation, the lead defense lawyer asked Court to totally ban Red Pepper and its sister newspaper— Kamunye— from publishing stories pertaining to this case.
“Your Worship on behalf of my clients, I’m concerned that Red pepper and Kamunye copies have taken up the task of investigating the case particularly about my clients and making judgment against them. At this stage, the accused are considered innocent and it’s unprofessional to continue doing this but the state has not done anything to stop this,” Kabega said. “Your worship I pray that you put a ban on Red pepper and its sister newspaper Kamunye to stop any further future publication in respect to the case: be it opinion or investigations because they have been over pressing my clients yet Police’s investigations are still on,” he added.
In response, the Magistrate told Kabega that Red Pepper and Kamunye are free to report about whatever transpires in Court in respect to the case because it’s their right. He however added, “Stories bearing different opinions or investigations that may be outside what Court could have reached should not be published because they may jeopardize the investigations into the case,” Watyekere said. He adjourned the case to February 11, 2015 when the case will come up for further mention. He then remanded the accused; Sarah Nabikolo, Jaden Ashraf (Police officer) and Nankungu, to Luzira Prison.