By Sania Babirye
A 47 year old tax driver and husband Patrick Amanya a resident of Mulimira zone in Nakawa is ordered by city hall court grade one magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise to pay his wife Teresa Nakiyingi 800,000 shillings in compensation after beating her severely in domestic violence related incident.
Amanya has been convicted and sentenced to the said punishment after he pleaded guilty to the offence of assault and causing actual bodily harm.
The magistrate has ordered that Amanya pays Nakiyingi 100,000 shillings every month for a period of 8 months starting from 30th of this month.
Prosecution’s Viola Tusingwire states that Patrick Amanya a driver and a resident of Mulimira zone in Nakawa Division, on 26th May 2019 at Mulimira zone assaulted Teresa Nakiyingi thereby occasioning her actual bodily harm.
Amanya who was on remand at Kitalya government prison is also convicted of domestic violence of which he has been cautioned to enable him go back and look after his three children.
Prosecution had alleged that Amanya on May 26th 2019 at Mulimira zone Bukoto in Nakawa division, unlawfully engaged himself in acts of Domestic violence against his wife Teresa Nakiyingi to wit assaulting her using abusive language, preventing her from accessing the children and failing to provide basic needs for her.
By Babirye Sania
Kampala High court judge Anthony Ayuko Ajok has rejected a 10 year jail term that had been given to a youth by state under plea bargaining for killing his step father in self defense and sending his mother a way.
Freddie Erasokota accepted the offence of manslaughter in which he accepted to have stabbed his step father Matovu Kames after he found him beating his mother.
However, when state informed Justice Ajok Ayuko about the punishment agreed, the judge wondered why a child who was trying to save his mother from an abusive stepfather would be jailed 10 years yet their was no malice aforethought.
The judge has now reduced the sentence to six years and after removing the time he has been on remand, the convict will now serve 4 years and 8 months imprisonment for killing his step father.
Justice Ajok Ayuko relied on evidence including the fact that the deceased was always beating the convicts mother and that on that fateful day of 16th August 2019 at Rubaga in Kampala district, he lost it when he saw his step father again mistreating his mother and in out of rage, he lost it and accidentally stabbed James Matovu with a knife in the stomach leading to his death.
Justice Ojok also advised the youth to behave well in the prison to enable him get a remission.
By Sania Babirye
A wife who murdered her husband by setting their house on fire while he slept drunk has been jailed 13 years and 9 months.
kebirungi Evelyne pleaded guilty to the offense of murder during a plea bargaining session presided over by justice Anthony Ayuko Ajoko.
Prosecution states that on the 26th of January 2020 at Namataba Village Kirinya in Bweyogerere, kira municipality Wakiso district, she killed her husband Everesto Kasigazi a bodaboda rider by setting fire on the house.
Evidence shows that on that fateful day, the entire family and their four children went out and that during the said outing, the couple started quarrelling over unknown reasons.
Court further heard that when the couple came back home, the convict woke up in the middle of the night, removed her children and the motorcycle out of the house and burnt her husband to death in the said house fire.
When some people came to rescue the victim, they found him dead near the door.
By Sania Babirye
A father has asked court to jail his son for a period of at least three years to help him stop smoking Marijuana while testifying against him.
60 year old Charles Okotha resident of Luzira Kirombe made the plea before Luzira magistrate court after his 26 year old biological son Emmanuel Okoth was charged with malicious damage to property a charge he denied.
While testifying in court, Okoth also a builder accused his son of smoking Marijuana defrauding people of their money by claiming to be a police officer and told court to find him guilty of the said offenses.
The father testified that whenever his son come back home at night, he would start fighting him, and demanding for his share of their family land yet he was still alive.
He was remanded back to Kitalya government prison until the 5th of October 2020 when his biological mother is also expected to testify against him.
Prosecution states that on the 20th of July 2020 at Luzira Kirombe Nakawa division in Kampala, the accused person using stones damaged the windows and door classes of his father’s house Charles Okoth after refusing to give him his share on the land.
By Sania Babirye
A 29year old man who is accused of beating up his stay in girlfriend for allegedly refusing to leave his home as requested has been remanded to Kitalya government prison.
The suspect identified as Herbert Mpagi is a businessman and a resident of Masajja Makindye Ssabagabo.
He appeared before Makindye court grade one magistrate Patience Ronah Tukundane and pleaded not guilty to the offense of assault and causing actual bodily harm.
He was however remanded until the 23rd of this month after he failed to meet a 400,000 cash bail.
Prosecution claims that on the 11th of May 2020 at Masajja the accused person unlawfully assaulted Elizabeth Ahumuza thereby occasioning her actual bodily harm.
According to court documents, the suspect had asked the victim to leave his house but she refused to go after she had rumors that he wanted to bring in the house a new lover.
By Sania Babirye
26year old house wife who allegedly stabbed her husband to death after he suspected her of having aborted their baby has been charged with murder by the Makindye magistrate court.
Moreen Nakintu is accused of murdering Cyrus Kitamirike who was the headteacher of Royal College secondary school Makindye.
She appeared before Makindye court chief magistrate Prossy Katushabe who did not allow her to take plea since she is charged with a capital offense that is only tryable and bailed by the High court.
She has been remanded to Kigo government prison until the 23rd of May 2020 for further mention of her case.
Prosecution states that Nakintu a resident of Royal College Secondary school Makindye Kirundu Zone, on the 18th of April 2020 at school quarters with malice aforethought unlawfully killed her husband Cyrus Kitamirike by stabbing.
According to evidence before court, Nakintu allegedly had the abortion four days before the murder in which she stabbed to death her husband, made an alarm and called Makindye police who found her next to her dead husband half naked.
By Daudi Zirimala
President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his support for the United Nations and European Union’s Spotlight Initiative aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls by 2030, describing violence against women and girls as an act of cowardice and criminal.
He says Government has put in place the necessary legal framework and remedies to gender-based violence including ensuring women empowerment.
The President was speaking during a meeting he held with a delegation of Envoys of the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) at State House, Entebbe where he informed the delegation that by introducing universal education and women empowerment programmes, women are able to make their own independent decisions.
Police in Hoima are investigating circumstances under which one of their own committed suicide by shooting himself inside the barracks.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine regional police public relations officer, has identified the victim as Police Constable Lawrence Kayanga, aged 34.
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network on phone this morning, Hakiza says that Kayanga shot himself at about 6pm on Wednesday at the time when he was expected to report for evening duty.
He says the deceased left behind a suicide note with the phrase: “I have decided to do it because I have no strength and peace.”
Hakiza says that by the time Kayanga shot himself dead, his wife was not in their house.
He adds that the body of the deceased who hails from Eastern Uganda is at the Hoima regional referral hospital mortuary pending postmortem by police pathologists.
Asked about how a police officer managed to have a gun in his house inside the barracks, Hakiza says the deceased had just signed for the gun as he reported for evening duty but may be decided to head direct to his home to do the act of suicide.
Sources within the police barracks who have preferred anonymity told URN that the deceased had had domestic issues with his wife. Kayanga had reportedly asked another woman in the barracks to counsel his wife and as a result, upon his return home, she engaged him in a verbal attack asking why their domestic issues are leaked to a third party.
Sources say Kayanga shot himself dead moments after his wife had walked out of the house to fetch water from a tap within the barracks.
Mbarara Police are holding a man in connection with the death of his girlfriend. The suspect is Januario Nsiimire, a resident of Ruti cell in Nyakayojo division in Mbarara municipality. Nsiimire is wanted for assaulting his girlfriend Caroline Mbabazi on Saturday night following a misunderstanding leading to her death.
Mbabazi died on Sunday evening as a result of the complications she developed during the fight. Taban Chiriga, the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations at Mbarara Central Police Station, says Nsiimire is being held on tentative charges of murder. Juliet Kamukama, a neighbor says it had become a habit for the suspect to assault his girlfriend.
She says they thought the Friday fight was one of those usual altercations. This is the fifth murder case in Ankole sub region within a space of less than three weeks.
On November 14th, 2016, 9-year-old Kevin Asimwe, a resident of Nsiika cell in Rubindi Sub County in Mbarara district met was killed by his brother after following a disagreement at an animal watering point.
On November 7th, Deus Karegyesa, a resident of Kishungwe village in Rwengwe Sub County in Buhweju District killed his son only identified as Deus during a domestic brawl with his wife.
On the same day, a man only identified as Clinton stabbed his rival Alkangyero Mugyerwa to death at a drinking joint in Kizinda trading center in Bishenyi district following a misunderstanding over a girl.
On November 2, 2016, Addy Mugabi stabbed his wife Patience Nahabwe and buried her remains secretly accusing her of infecting him with HIV/Aids. The incident occurred at their home in Katimba cell in Kakanju Sub County in Bushenyi District.