During a criminal session at Entebbe Chief Magistrate's court, Justice Wilson J Kwesiga convicted Matsiko for unlawfully attempting to cause the death of his spouse on March 19th, 2019.
The High Court in Entebbe Criminal Division has sentenced a
man to 22 years in jail for attempted murder.
Edward Matsiko is accused of unlawfully attempting to cause the death of
his wife Edith Namutebi on March 19th, 2019.
According to prosecution, Matsiko hit Namutebi's head with a hammer at
their home in Kawuku, Kisubi Parish, Wakiso District. Namutebi sustained injuries on her face and
was hospitalized for close to a year.
Wilson Kwesiga said that prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he
committed the act. According to Kwesiga, Susan Lakot, the Scene of Crime Officer
told the court that she found bloodstains at the entrance to the bedroom and
bathroom. She also recovered a hammer hidden under the bed and three
shirts which had bloodstains.
While convicting Matsiko, Kwesiga said that the punishment will deter other criminals
from committing the same offence. He added that Matsiko assaulted Namutebi intending
to kill her.
Meanwhile, court assessors have advised the High Court in
Entebbe to convict three men for murder.
Christopher Nsimbi, Ismail Kayongo and Umar Ssemujju on murder
charges are accused of killing Isma Kivumbi on January 30th, 2019 in Kitubulu,
Katabi Town Council.
The assessors who include Robert Budonga and Joan Asiimwe Ebong advised
Justice Wilson J Kwesiga to convict the accused persons because the prosecution
had proved its case.
They cited the eyewitnesses’ accounts, expert witnesses and also Kivumbi's post-mortem
report to implicate the three suspects.