21 April 2018

Uganda: Chicken Tonight Employees Remanded for Assaulting Singer Angella Katatumba

Three employees of Chicken Tonight-Kabalagala branch have been remanded to Luzira prisons for allegedly assaulting Ugandan singer and songwriter Angella Katatumba and stealing her Shs6.2 million.

The branch manager Rogers Olubrwoth Choka, 26, the guard Denis Okirot, 38 and a waiter John Kadu, 19 were on Friday arraigned before Makindye Chief Magistrate, Elias Kakooza and charged with three counts; assault, theft and doing grievous harm.

Prosecution led by Happiness Ayinebyoona alleges that on April 1, 2018, the suspects at Chicken to night in Kabalagala unlawfully assaulted Ms Katatumba and Oneil Burke causing them actual bodily harm contrary to section 236 of the Penal Code.

Prosecution further states that on the fateful day, the three suspects stole cash worth 6,200,000 the property of Angella Katatumba.

However, they all denied the offences and were remanded until May 4 when they will return to court for further mention.

Prosecution says they are still investigating the case.

Angella is the daughter of the late Boney Katatumba, a renowned businessman and former Ugandan consul to Pakistan who died in early 2017.

Witnesses say the Ngenze noono singer was together with Jamaican singer Kuzi Kz, with whom they are working on a number of songs, when the incident occurred.

Angella claims she and Kuzi Kz had gone to eat after a long day working on their upcoming video Out of my head. The two then placed their orders and sat to eat when her colleague asked for Ketchup only for the waitress to present them with a bottle of Chili Sauce. When they protested, they were thrown out and assaulted.

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