Court Fines Ugandan Minister $10 For Urinating In Public
Abraham Abiriga confessed to urinating in public and asked: “Can I keep on keeping urine in me?” Image: New Vision.

A court has fined Ugandan lawmaker Abraham Abiriga 40,000 shillings for constituting public nuisance when he urinated in the open.

Pictures of the lawmaker had gone viral after the incident, causing public outrage.

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According to reports, the Member of Parliament urinated close to the gate of the ministry of finance in September.

It was gathered that Abiriga was prosecuted under a city ordinance which stipulates that a person found guilty of “easing in the city” or committing a “public nuisance” will be fined 40,000 shillings; imprisoned for two months or get both punishments.

When a journalist confronted him to speak about the incident, Abariga defended himself, asking: “Can I keep on keeping urine in me?”