City Hall Court in Uganda has fined a 24-year-old house wife Shs250,000 after she was found guilty of stealing church offerings.
The offender, Judith Nanangwe, a mother of a one month old baby on Monday March 9 appeared before grade one magistrate, Valerian Tuhimise who sentenced her to that fine after she pleaded guilty to stealing church offering of Shs643,000, on March 1, 2020.
The magistrate, Tuhimbise said that she fined the offender Shs250,00 having considered the health and rights of her new born baby as opposed to those of the church leaders who wanted her to be serve a custodial sentence coupled with months of counselling.
The magistrate noted that the offender did a regrettable action of stealing from the church instead of going there to learn about God, and therefore she deserves rehabilitation.
If the offender fails to come up with the fine imposed on her, she will serve a five-month prison sentence.