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New Vision, Kampala, 24 April 2004

Kayunga thug gets 70 strokes

By Kibuuka Lumu

A 32-year-old man of Nakivubo in Wabwooko sub-county, Kayunga district who was recently found with a stolen panga belonging to the LC1 chairman, asked the authorities to whip him 70 strokes instead of taking him to jail.

Joseph Kyeye suggested that the theft matter should be solved amicably by not involving the Police.

The LC had declined to Kyeye’s option, but later agreed to whip him the 70 strokes when residents encouraged him to accept the suggestion.

Kyeye was asked to lie down. Some residents proposed to first pour water on his bottoms but the chairman said the man had to be respected.

The LC did the whipping as Kyeye took on the counting, but at 20, he burst into tears, asking for forgiveness, but the LC insisted.

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