S.4 candidate who hired mercenary to sit UCE exams on her behalf imprisoned two months.

by Wills Kajuna

The magistrates court in Nabweru has sentenced a senior four candidate to two months imprisonment for hiring another person to help her sit for the ongoing UCE exams.

Rebecca Munyesi, 30 a student at St Francis Secondary School in Kawempe on Friday pleaded guilty to charges related to impersonation for conniving with the school headmistress Milly Nanteza Matovu, to procure the services of Asuman Kidawuli to write UCE exams on her behalf in a deal that cost the student shs2.5 million.

The UNEB Act 2021 that came into force this year stipulates that on conviction, an offender is liable to a fine of shs20 million- or five-year jail term or both for the offence of impersonation.

The headmistress is facing charges related to aiding and abetting impersonation as well as giving false information to UNEB.

On Tuesday 1 November 2022, grade one magistrate Christian Kibuuka said having considered the future of the student and her remorsefulness, jailing her for two years was appropriate.

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