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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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Cranes Top Supporter Uncle Money Remanded For Killing City Businessman

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Uganda Cranes number one supporter Jackson Sewanyana alias Uncle Money has been charged and remanded to Luzira prison over the murder of a city businessman. 

Buganda road court magistrate Miriam Ayo Okello charged Sewanyana who also doubles as the Kasubi zone IV Vice Chairperson and Benson Senyonga, his defense secretary with manslaughter.

According to the charge sheet, the accused together with others at large on 16/08 this year killed Siraja Akim Tumusiime a city businessman.

Tumusiime, a phone dealer at Mutasa Kafeero plaza was called by Uncle Money to buy their phones. When the deceased met them at Kasubi, uncle money grabbed him by the neck to forced him into a valley while warning him that he was going to be killed. 

Abdul Mulembe, a brother to the deceased told this website that he followed uncle money with his brother until they warned him to stop following them, he feared and backed off.

He said that when Uncle Money murdered the deceased, he dumped the body at Mulago mortuary where the family picked it from.

The case was adjourned to 1/10/2019.

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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FINDING NAGIRINYA’S KILLERS: CID Detectives On Late Nagirinya’s Murder Case Interrogate Family Members As CMI Dispatches Deadly Operatives To Hunt For Killers…

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Top detectives who are on the task of unmasking the assailants who kidnaped and later murdered Maria Nagirinya, a project manager with Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI), a non-governmental organization based in Muyenga Kampala and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa have continued to interrogate her close family members.

Sources in police homicide division have told the Grapevine that among the people who were grilled are those who were with the deceased on the last day when he was kidnapped. It’s should be remembered that on the day she was kidnapped, Nagirinya spent the later hours at the home of Sylvia Nakayenga, commonly known as Maama Vienney in Nalumunye Jomayi Estate in Kyengera town council.

Nakayenga is a city businesswoman and a close friend to Mzee Francis  Lubowa, a seasoned politician and the father to late Nagirinya. Detectives on the investigating team revealed that Nagirinya always visited Nakayenga whenever she wanted to booze and detectives wanted to know whether she told Nakayenga anything before leaving in the late hours.

Lawrence Kitayimbwa’s brother told this reporter that it was Nakayenga who called his brother to go and pick the drunk Nagirinya from her home. When contacted to confirm Lawrence’s statements, Charles Twine the spokesperson of the directorate of Criminal Intelligence Directorate said that the detectives are tirelessly working and they will leave no stone unturned. He confirmed that they have interrogated a number of people including family members but he refused to reveal their names.

Atwine told the Grapevine that if they reveal the names of the people they have interrogated, it will create enmity and divisions among the family members because they will start pointing fingers at each other.

He told us that they are also trying to protect the people who are helping the detectives in investigating the matter because they are all potential witnesses in court and they fear exposing them. When we asked Atwine to confirm our source’s information that the detectives who are investigating this murder have been joined by other from other intelligent agencies like Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), he said that they are working with a number of combative and non-combative detectives to reach the killers.

Efforts to speak to Brigadier Richard Kalemire were futile since he has been not picking our calls.

By Jamil Lutakome

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FINDING NAGIRINYA’S KILLER: The Man Looks Like Criminal Turned Security Informer Sobi – Ugandans Weigh In On Police CCTV Footage Of Suspect…

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As the search for the killers of Ms. Mariam Nagirinya and her driver Mr. Kitayimbwa continues, Ugandans have weighed in on the man in the video that was circulated yesterday, of the man who allegedly kidnapped her.

Yesterday, the police Deputy Press and Public Relations Officer, ACP Polly Namaye released a statement asking the public to help them identify the man who was driving the deceased’s vehicle minutes after her kidnap in the CCTV footage they released.

Namaye wrote, “The Uganda Police Force and sister security agencies have retrieved CCTV images showing incidents that occurred prior to and after the kidnapping of Ms Nagirinya Mariam and her driver Mr. Kitayimbwa Ronald on 28th August 2019. This is therefore to appeal to members of the public, and to any other person(s) who have useful information, leading to the arrest of this suspect in the pictures to contact the nearest Police station or call telephone numbers: 0714667793/ 0714668079/0714668105or toll free 0800909990/ 800121222. A BIG REWARD AWAITS.”

Since yesterday, Ugandans have been scratching their heads in a bid to help police identify the man in the CCTV footage, by morning today, a look-a-like had surfaced and it is the serial criminal turned security informer Paddy Sserunjoji alias Sobi. Here are some of the comments from Ugandans:

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