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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Ugandan MP fined for urinating in public

A court in Kampala, Ugandan has fined an MP, Abraham Abiriga, for causing a public nuisance by urinating in public after pictures of the incident were widely shared on social media, the New Vision news site reports. 

Abiriga was given a fine of 40,000 Ugandan shillings ( $10, £5) for the 25 September incident near the gate of the ministry of finance.

He was prosecuted under a city ordinance which says that if any person is found guilty of "easing in the city" or committing a "public nuisance" will be fined 40,000 shillings or will be imprisoned for two months or will receive both punishments.

Mr Abiriga was later confronted by a journalist about the incident.

He defended himself, saying: "Can I keep on keeping urine in me".

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