KABALE: The high court in Kabale district has sentenced a 46 years old man to 40 years of imprisonment over the gruesome murder of his wife and three children in 2021 in Rubanda district.
The high court presided over by His Worship Samuel Emokor, the Kabale resident judge heard from prosecution led by the Kabale resident chief state attorney Nabagala Grace Ntege that the convict, Ahimbisibwe Armstrong Vianney on the 12th of June 2021 at Habutobere village, Butare parish, Muko sub county in Rubanda district murdered his wife Rovinah Muheki, his sons Edwin Tumworobire aged 17, Westlife Akampumuriza aged 15 and her daughter Maria Akwira Akinamushabire aged 5 years.
The prosecution told court that the four murder cases are contrary to sections 188 and 189 of the penal code Act, 120, Arson Act contrary to section 327 (a) of the penal code Act, Cap 120 and Assault Occasioning Actual bodily harm contrary to sections 236 of the penal code Act, Capt 120.
When the charges were read for him Ahimbisibwe Armstrong Vianney, the convict pleaded guilty and asked court for a lenient sentence saying that he did the act out of anger and so remorseful for the gruesome act he did.
While delivering his ruling at high court premises at Kikungiri hill, southern division in Kabale Municipality, Justice Emokor sentenced Ahimbisibwe to 40 years of imprisonment on the Six accounts of four Murder cases, Assault and Arson.
Justice Emokor said that the convict will serve all cases co-currently with effect from today when he was sentenced.
Addressing Journalists at High Court Premises, the Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate condemned the acts of gruesome saying that the public should learn from the sentence given to Ahimbisibwe and stop acting irresponsibly to put law into its own hands.
Maria Nagirinya killer sentenced to 40 years in jail
The High Court in Kampala has also sentenced to 40 years, a man who pleaded guilty to the kidnap and subsequent murder of Maria Nagirinya and her driver, Ronald Kitayimbwa in 2019.
Nagirinya, a former employee of Community Integrated Development Initiative was kidnapped from her gate in Busega Lungujja together with her driver, Kitayimbwa and bodies later recovered in Mukono.
On Monday February 20th, Isaac Ssenabulya, alias Kisunsu pleaded guilty to the murder charges before asking court for forgiveness.
While sentencing the convict, Isaac Ssenabulya, the High Court Criminal Division Judge, Isaac Muwata ruled that he committed a double murder, double aggravated robbery, and double kidnap which all carry a maximum penalty of death upon conviction.
Muwata added that the convict is a young man energetic enough to work but he instead decided to engage himself in unlawful acts.
Justice Muwata also went ahead to order the prison authorities to deduct the three years Ssenabulya has spent on remand which means he will serve 37 years.
Prosecution states that on the night of February 28, 2019, Ssenabulya together with other people who were riding motorcycles used toy guns to kidnap Nagirinya and Kitayimbwa as they waited to be opened for at the social worker’s home gate in Nabisasiro zone in Lugunjja -Rubaga division and dumped their bodies in Nakitutuli village, Mukono district.