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UPDF soldier handed 95 year jail sentence

UPDF soldier Herbert Rwakihembo has been handed a 95 year prison sentence. This is after he was convicted on charges of man slaughter and attempted murder. He has been sentenced to 30 years for each of the 3 counts of manslaughter and 5 years for attempted murder. He will however spend 35 years in jail since the sentences will run concurrently starting today. Delivering the sentence, the Chairman of the divisional court martial Col Geoffrey Kakama said that the UPDF as an institution is mandated to protect not to kill citizens. Rwakihembo has also been stripped of his rank and dismissed from the army with disgrace. He however said that Lance Coporal Rwakihembo can appeal against the sentence within 14 …

Basajjabalaba trial for 6th February

Court has fixed 6th February to begin hearing of the case against City businessman Hassan Basajja Balaba. This is after prosecution led by Lilian Omara told court that investigations into the matter were complete. Bassajja balaba and his brother Muzamir Basjabalaba with whom he is jointly accused appeared this afternoon before the Anti-Corruption Court for mention of the case. The duo is charged with forgery, uttering a false document and defeating tax laws. They are alleged to have forged a consent judgment used in evading taxes on Shs 142 billion he received from government, following the cancellation of market tenders. Appearing before the Chief Magistrate Irene Akankwankwasa, Muzamir who had appeared for first time has been charged ad released on …

Soldier convicted on manslaughter

UPDF soldier Herbert Rwakihembo has been convicted of man slaughter. The chairman of the divisional court martial Col. Geoffrey Kakama said that prosecution had proved without reasonable doubt that Rwakuhembo killed the three people. Col Kakama however also said that though there were deaths, the accused had no malice afore thought and there was proof that he had been provoked. Prosecution led by Capt Victor Chemusu is asking court to give the accused a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Defense lawyers led by 2nd Lt. Alex Mukwana are however asking for a minimum sentence since there was proof of provocation. Court has now been adjourned briefly before the chairman can make a ruling on the sentence.

Drs. Onzivua, Baryomunsi back in court

Two doctors have today shared the dock in court. The duo, one of them a pathologist and the other a Member of Parliament have  appeared before the Buganda Road Court. Kinkinzi West MP Chris Baryomunsi and Mulago hospital pathologist Sylvester Onzivua are charged with conspiracy to commit a felony, with Dr Onzivua charged on an additional count of abuse of office. The charges are in connection to the death of Butalejah MP Cerinah Nebanda in December last year. The duo was part of the team of doctors that attended the controversial examination to establish the cause of Nebanda’s death. They appeared before Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Sylvia Nabaggala who adjourned the case till March 12th for mention. This is …

FDC reconciliation team begins work

The Forum for Democratic Party Change has today inaugurated the reconciliation commission. The party’s National Chairman Sam Njuba says the 5-member committee constituted recently will help establish the truth from the November presidential polls. He says the committee is also charged with the responsibility of improving the party’s electoral process and handle complaints arising from the elections held in November last year. The committee comprises city lawyer Ladislus Rwakafuzi as chairperson and Peter Sempala as Secretary. The others are Elizabeth Abong, Atnasius Lutalo and Stephen Okwalinga. Speaking shortly after inauguration at the party headquarters, Rwakafuzi said the commission will handle petitions from Nandala Mafabi and Geoffery Ekanya, all of whom contested results fro the November elections that saw Maj Gen …