Man jailed for 50 years

The High Court in Masaka has sentenced a man to 50 years in jail over the murder of his ex-lover.

Richard Mwanje, a resident of Ndejje pleaded guilty to the killing his ex-pregnant lover Clare Nantege Kawuma, who   was a 2nd year Student at Uganda Marty’s University Nkozi.

Court had that Mwanje hurled a huge stone at the deceased head killing her instantly, accusing her of being impregnated by someone else.

He is said to have stolen 1 million shillings and 3 mobile phones, which the police used to track him down.

A post mortem report indicated that the deceased was 6 months pregnant at the time of her death.

Justice Elizabeth Ibanda Nahame has sentenced him to 50 years in jail, condemning the cruel act.

Story by Fahad Malik