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Nsenga’s Widow Pleads With Court Not To Consider Her Husband’s ‘My Wife Killed Me’ Dying Declaration…

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Jacqueline Uwera Nsenga the widow to fallen city businessman Juvenal Nsenga has asked the court of appeal not to consider her dying husband’s declaration.

Uwera through her lawyer David Mpanga submitted that High Court judge Duncan Gaswagga errored in law and fact to convict and sentence Uwera to 20 years in prison on charges of killing her husband because he didn’t assess the evidence brought by the state.

Mpanga submitted that the dying declaration made by the late Nsenga that, “my wife killed me,” cannot be relied on to convict Uwera because there was no evidence that she had forethought intentions to murder him.

Mpanga said that it was just an accident which was not planned and she would have been charged with attempted murder not murder.

However, senior state attorney Elizabeth Namatovu told the three justices of the court of appeal led by Deputy Chief Justice Alfonso Owiny Dollo, Elizabeth Musoke and Cheborion Barishaki that there was enough evidence pinning Uwera of murdering her husband because they had marriage disagreements.

Namatovu told court that it’s the reason why Uwera refused to go and see her mother in law when she was too sick and admitted in hospital. She insisted that the murder was planned because when you examine where the scene of Nsenga’s murder, the car cannot move at a high speed and knock someone dead.

The court is set to deliver its verdict on notice.

City tycoon Nsenga was knocked dead by his own wife in the wee hours in 2013 at their home in Bugoloobi, a posh Kampala suburb.

Nsenga was pronounced dead at Paragon hospital in Bugoloobi where he had been rushed after sustaining serious injuries.

The events that led up to the accident are bizarre. Nsenga had just opened the gate for his wife, Jackline Nsenga, at 3.30am as the guard had gone to the village.

The wife is said to have rung the door bell and went back to the car to wait for the gate to be opened. When Nsenga opened the gate, she started the car and drove right through and knocked him to the ground, and reportedly dragged him on the tarmac inside the compound.

Jinja road police traffic boss Francis Onen said Nsenga lost an arm in the process and cracked some ribs.  Jackline was driving a Toyota Mark X.

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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Fire Guts Ntare School Headteacher’s House, Destroys Car…

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Mr. Jimmy Turyagyenda and the car which was burnt

Mbarara police is investigating the cause of fire that gutted the house of the Ntare School headteacher, Mr Jimmy Turyagyenda, destroying his car.

There was a fire outbreak in the school at the headmaster’s residence.

Rwizi region police spokesperson Samson Kasasira said that the head teacher’s vehicle, a Toyota corolla, which was in the garage that is connected to main house and other household property was destroyed in the fire which started at around 2pm on Saturday, May 23.

The Mbarara fire team put out the fire that had gutted the garage that is connected to main house.

Cause of the fire is suspected electric short circuiting from the car battery.

Mr. Kasasira said police preliminary findings indicate that the fire could have started from electric short circuit in the garage connected to the kitchen.

Mr. Turyagyenda’s story

 

By Sandra Mukisa




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UPDF Soldier Sentenced To Five Years For Coning UGX40m From Priests After Promising Them Museveni…

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Private Kalulu Stephen

The Chieftancy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Unit Disciplinary Committee (UDC), the lower military Court has sentenced a UPDF soldier Private Kalulu Stephen to five years’ imprisonment for obtaining money by false pretence.

According to UPDF Spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire, Kalulu got UGX40M from Rev. Fr. Kawanguzi Emmanuel and Rev Father Isanga Joseph Baligeya after deceiving them that he works with State House and has connection with the President.

He promised to help them bring HE the President to Kamuli mission hospital and encourage him to renovate the same. Kalulu further promised to provide the facility with water tanks from UPDF.

The priests who had land lissues with neighbours of the hospital land confided in the soldier who promised them that the president would Fence their land. In turn priests sent unspecified amounts of money through mobile money to facilitate Kalulu go about the mission.

While reading the judgement, the chairman CMI UDC Col. Tom Kabuye informed court that the army will not condone this kind of indiscipline and impunity especially from its own.

After overwhelming evidence was presented, Prosecution led by Lt Chris Tumusime asked court that the convict be sentenced to a maximum sentence as a deterrent measure to all those who may commit similar offences. He added that involving State House and the institution of the Army was a grave offence that required a heavy punishment.

Pte Kalulu later prayed for mercy from the court saying he has a big family with five children. He requested Court to also consider the time he has been on remand for nine months and that he is also sick and asked the Reverend Fathers to forgive him and pray for him.

After listening to both sides court sentenced the convict to Five years in prison.

Others produced in the same court were a Civillian one Mutobano Michael who was arrested in Ntinda while dorning Army uniform of UPDF Air Force with a rank of Captain. He has been charged of illegal possession of military stores. Court remanded him to Kitalya prison pending his trial by the General Court Martial.

 

Source: UPDF Spokesperson




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Police Arrests Mother Who Hired 14-Year-Old Daughter For Sex To Two Different Men…

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Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson ASP Luke Oweyesigire has disclosed that Katwe Police Station has arrested Zura Mukamana, 36, a mother who allegedly hired out her 14-year-old daughter for sex to two different men so that they can give her some money.

In a statement released today afternoon, ASP Oweyesigire also disclosed one of the men was arrested.

“One of the suspects, Fred Bulega, 41, who is alleged to have had sexual intercourse with the girl was also arrested. The arrest of Mukamana followed a viral video received by Police, in which a 14-year-old girl claimed that she was being forced by her mother to have sexual intercourse with men” Oweyesigire said.

ASP oweyesigire said that before the viral video, Mukamana had reported to police a case of disappearance of her daughter at Salama and police started investigations.

“The girl was later recovered from her father’s home where she had run for refuge. The father took the girl to police and investigations led to the arrest of the second man-John Mwesigye, 18, who is said to have had sexual intercourse with the girl. Mwesigye has since been charged and remanded on offence defilement,” he said.

He added, “Bulega, who is also alleged to have defiled the girl, is still in detention as investigations and medical examination continue. Both case files with a range of offences will be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecution for perusal and sanctioning as soon as investigations are done.”

“We thank the girl for standing for her human rights and for reporting a criminal case to police as the Constitution tasks every citizen to do. We, as police, condemn any form of child rights abuse and ask the public, to report any case of sexual abuse they encounter in their homes to relevant authorities. The girl has since been handed over to the father as investigations go on . We will work with different agencies to provide counseling for the victim,” the statement says.

The girl is now five months pregnant.

Source: KMP Statement




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