Mukwenda Mugisha, 19, aka young, a resident of Gatete village in Mukabaya parish, Kisoro District, and Paul Dusingizimana, 27, aka never give up, a resident of Kijuguta ward in Kabale Municipality have been sentenced to 100 years in prison for killing a police officer and running away with his gun.
Mbarara second division Court Martial presided over by the Second Division Court Martial chairman Lt Col Emmanuel Mwesigwa ruled saying; “…this court has also put into consideration provisions of article 23, 8 of the constitution to sentencing guidelines. This court, therefore, sentences the two convicts as follows;100 years imprisonment for murder, 70 years for aggravated robbery, 30 years for kidnap all to be served concurrently from the civil prisons and any aggrieved party has a right to appeal within 14 days.”
According to prosecution led by Lt James Omondi, Mugisha and Dusingizimana attacked and killed Gracious Byaryabakabu who was on duty guarding Kabale District Electoral Commission Offices at Makanga Hill, in Kabale Municipality and took off with his firearm that had 30 rounds of ammunition.
The duo also went ahead and robbed Godfrey Tukamubona of his phone amounting to Shs500,000 and Shs60,000 in cash after causing grievous harm on him.
Court also heard that on January 29, while at Rutenga cell in Kabale Municipality, the accused put Patrick Arinaitwe on gunpoint, kidnapped and robbed his Shs20,000 plus a phone that had Shs314000 on mobile money.
Before that on January 24, the two robbed Ms Racheal Kyomugisha of her Techno pop 2 phone, Shs100,000 and a laptop worth Shs1.7 million using an AK 47-gun registration number UG Pol 56 58 24 456.
The accused pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated robbery, murder, and kidnap.