Four fined Shs 100,000 each for dodging to attend a funeral

Four fined Shs 100,000 each for dodging to attend a funeral
Village court imposes fines on four individuals for absence at funeral.

Buyende, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | In Buyende District, four individuals have been fined Shs 100,000 each by a village court for dodging to attend a funeral.

The offenders were brought before the Bulondo village court in Ndorwa sub-county for being found working on a sugarcane plantation while a resident had passed on.

Peter Isabirye, the head of mourners in the area, stated that a by-law had been established earlier, prohibiting individuals from engaging in activities such as farming when there is a death in the community.

The fine was determined by the village court, presided over by Moses Isabirye, the Local Council 1 Chairperson for the area.

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“This amount included Shs 20,000 for the police officers who helped with effecting the arrest of the trio,” he said.

Isabirye said that the fourth person who managed to evade arrest has also been charged and will be required to pay the fine as a result of dodging to attend the funeral once apprehended.