By Watchdog reporter
How many times do you find a full Managing Director of a reputable company, claiming not to know English?
Well, today Court was treated to drama after former Managing Director of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Paul Kihika shocked the room saying he needed an interpreter because he didn’t understand English thus forcing the judge to adjourn the case.
“I don’t understand English, get for me an interpreter. I only understand Runyankore.”
To say this, Kihika who was on Monday this week released on bail by the Anti-corruption court had been brought by the prison bus this morning to appear before Grade one magistrate Christine Nantege on charges of giving false information to police.
He has pleaded not guilty to one count of giving false information and has been remanded to Luzira prison until the 15th/August 2017 as he had no surities in court to apply for bail.
According to NTV, prosecution states that Kihika allegedly reported a case of theft of his mobile phone at Jinja road police station while falsely accusing the head of media crimes in police Emmanuel Mbonimpa to have stolen it; yet later it was revealed that the officer had just confiscated this phone for purposes of investigations.