Iris Kaingu Still In Jail, To Spend More Days There
The Lusaka Magistrate Court yesterday convicted former Community Development Minister Michael Kaingu’s Daughter, Iris on one count of making obscene material likely to corrupt morals.
Meanwhile, Lusaka Resident Magistrate Boniface Prince Mwiinga has reserved Ms. Kaingu’s sentencing for Thursday, October 25th 2012.
It is alleged that on dates unknown but between December 1, 2010 and November 23, 2011 in Lusaka, Ms. Kaingu jointly and whilst acting together with another unknown person, Ms. Kaingu did make obscene cinematography films that were likely to corrupt morals.
In his judgement, Magistrate Mwiinga stated that after having watched the sex video himself, there is proof beyond reasonable doubt that the video is likely to corrupt morals of individuals that may get their hands on it.
He further stated that it was established that the duo where aware of the laptop webcam recording the entire scene.
And in mitigation Ms. Kaingu’s defence lawyers appealed for the court to exercise leniency in discharging the sentence.
They further stated that Ms. Kaingu’s experience will haunt her for the rest of her life following the huge media publicity that the case generated both in the print and electronic media.
The lawyers added that Ms. Kaingu is a first offender whose accounting career has been dented due to the incident.
The former ZCAS student has since been incarcerated at Lusaka Central Prison till Thursday, the date of sentencing.