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.