Although, Abiriga allegedly admitted urinating on the street, he can still chose to abandon his earlier statement or remain silent and leaves it to the prosecution to prove its case against him.
Speaking to the media last week, Abiriga admitted the offence. “I was badly off. Should I have kept urine on myself? What is the problem with that?” he said.
Some members of the public want Abiriga to be given a custodial sentence on top of a fine to act as an example to other offenders.
“Abiriga deserves a custodial sentence and a fine. He ashamed our country across the globe,” Edrisa Kakembo an environmentalist said.
However, Haj Nsereko Mutumba, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Spokesperson called for a lenience sentence for Abiriga in case he is convicted, saying that he is an old man who might be suffering from diabetes.
“If Abiriga urinated on his cloth, they would again blame him. He might be suffering from diabetes. Secondly, in Islam urinating on cloth takes away ones purity,” he said.