Tutor sent to jail for stealing sugar

By Sania Babirye

A tutor who allegedly stole 30 kilos of sugar valued at 90,000 shillings has been sent on remand at Kitalya government prison.

The suspect is identified as Vian Ahimbisibwe a resident of Muyenga Bukasa in Makindye division .

He appeared before Makindye court grade one magistrate Patience Ronah Tukundane and pleaded not guilty to the offense.

He has been remanded until the 17th of this month for trial.

Court heard that Ahimbisibwe in the month of April 2020 at Bukasa stole 30kg of Sugar valued at 90,000shillings the property of Annah Birungi.

Two men sent to jail for robbery

By Sania Babirye

Two men who broke into a house and stole household items have been handed an 11 year jail sentence each by  the  high court in Kampala.

Geoffrey Nyanzi and Richard Ssebuwa have been sentenced by high court judge Joseph Mulangira after they were found guilty of robbery charges.

While sentencing them, the judge noted that the harsh punishment should serve as a deterrent to the increased house break in crimes were many Ugandans continue to lose their lives at the hands of the thieves.

The judge has also fined  each man two million shillings for the stolen items.

Prosecution states that on the 12th of may 2013 at Abayita Ababiri  in Katabi town council, Richard Ssebuwa and Geofrey Nyanzi broke into the house of Namuli Grace and stole items including a radio, a bag, DVD, TV, money among other household items.