High Court Judge Joseph Murangira has sentenced two men to 40 years imprisonment each on counts of aggravated robbery and murder.
Musa Mutungi alias Elifaazi Turyatunga and Ronald Mujuni alias Chris were sentenced to 40 years after court found them guilty of the offences that where brought against them.
In a criminal session held at Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s court, Murangira convicted the two after 11 prosecution witnesses pinned them on the two offences which led to the death of Henry Lubowa who was a special hire driver operating at Wandegeya stage and a resident of Kyebando, a Kampala suburb.
“The cases of murder are on the increase in Entebbe and such criminals deserve imprisonment so that people live in peace. No human being has the right to take another person’s life,” Murangira ruled.
Murangira also noted that the two convicts did not show any remorse during trial.
He added, “They have wasted court’s time. You were to serve 45 years for each count but court has put into consideration the 5 years you have spent on remand and sentenced you to 40 years imprisonment for each count.”
According to prosecution; on December 25, 2012, the two convicts hired Lubowa’s services at Wandegeya Stage to take them to Bulange–Mengo, however, midway the journey, Mutungi and Mujuni turned on Lubowa and killed him and later on dumped his body at Lukwanga Village in Wakiso District after which they took off with his car, a Toyota Ipsum registration number UAQ 668Q.
Court noted that Ronald Mutungi, who was sentenced in his absentia after skipping bail and never reappeared before court, will start serving his sentence when he is apprehended.
In the same court, the judge also sentenced the duo to 5-year imprisonment for aggravated robbery.
Ali Juma, 29, a boda boda operator in Ndeeba, a Kampala suburb and his accomplice Moses Kagimu, 43, were found guilty.
Court heard that the two convicts on July 16, 2012, at Katabi, using a knife robbed one Agnes Lee Drophina of Shs1.5m and 2 ATM cards belonging to Stanbic Bank and Equity Bank while threatening to kill her.
Murangira noted that the two would have been handed a 10-year imprisonment term but he said court had put into consideration the 5 years they had spent on remand at Kigo prison.