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Luweero Man Jailed 35 Years for Murder

The Luweero Resident State Attorney Beatrice Alok Odongo told the court that on 7th April 2016, Nakibinge armed with panga hacked to death.
14 Aug 2018 18:10
Edward Nakibinge Mulangira who was sentenced to 35 years in jail
The High Court in Luweero has sentenced a 51 year- old man to 35 years in jail for murder. 

Justice Olive Karazalwe handed the jail term to Edward Nakibinge Mulangira a resident of Kitebere village in Makulubita sub-county, Luweero district. He was convicted on his own plea for murdering Samuel Babumba Majembere of the same village. 

The Luweero Resident State Attorney Beatrice Alok Odongo told the court that on 7th April 2016, Nakibinge armed with panga hacked to death Majembere. 

Alok presented four witness including two Police officers and witness to pin him over the murder.

However, Nakibinge retracted his earlier plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty after the state paraded witnesses.

Through his lawyer Sowali Katamba, Nakibinge asked for a lenient sentence because he had accepted the offence and didn't waste court's time.

However, Alok asked the court to sentence him to 40 years in jail to deter others from committing the same offence.

In her brief judgement, Justice Karazalwe said that having heard from both parties she decided to sentence Nakibinge to 35 years in jail.

Nakibinge aged 51 years will serve his jail term at Nakasongola prison.

Police investigations revealed that Majembere had bitter land wrangle with Nakibinge over 10 piece acre of land which he was administering.

Before the murder, Nakibinge is said to have lured Majembere for negotiations before hacking him to death.

Majembere a liberation war veteran is said to have provided shelter to NRA rebels including President Museveni.

In 2016, President Yoweri Museveni visited the family and laid wreath to his grave where acknowledged his contribution to National Resistance Army war of 1981-86. 

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