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Couple in Mukono Jailed for Killing 8-Year-Old Child

According to the prosecution, David Buyinza, and his wife Zania Babirye, all residents of Kisawo Village in Kayunga district strangled Odongo to death and dumped his body in an incomplete house near their rented premises.
David Buyinza.
The High Court in Mukono has jailed a couple for killing their eight-year-old son Charles Odongo.

According to the prosecution,  David Buyinza, and his wife Zania Babirye, all residents of Kisawo Village in Kayunga district strangled Odongo to death and dumped his body in an incomplete house near their rented premises.

A post-mortem report presented by the prosecution showed that the couple broke the minor’s neck leading to insufficient oxygen supply to the brain leading to death.  

On Friday, the court was presided over by Justice Margret Mutonyi who found the couple guilty. Buyinza was sentenced to 45 years while Babirye to seven years.

“Even if he is a father, he is not fit to raise children. They are better off without him. A man who can strangle his own child is a monster. He deserves to be put out of the public.” Justice Mutonyi ruled.

Justice Mutonyi explained that Babirye pleaded guilty to the crime and opted to negotiate for a lighter sentence through plea bargaining.

According to Justice Mutonyi, not pleading guilty, is an indication that Buyinza was not remorseful.

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