Student sued for defamation

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT

Joel Otim a fourth year law student has sued Denish Ayela, former Member of Parliament of Mass Communication, for defamation. On November 1, Ayela was served with a notice of intention to sue after the matter was reported to the Mukono Magistrates Court.

It is alleged that on October 31, while on Urban Television for the Uganda Christian University guild presidential debate, Ayela made defamatory statements against Otim. He was quoted saying that Otim was drunk and was found in a trench.

“The law suit is meant to end cheap politics at the expense of others and to restore public confidence,” Otim said in an interview with The Standard.

When contacted for a comment, Ayela said that the matter was arbitrated and a mutual agreement was reached.

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