The UPDF Second Division Court Martial sitting in Makenke barracks Mbarara city has sentenced two civilians to 100 years in jail for murder and aggravated robbery of a police constable who was guarding electoral commission premises in kabala municipality.
The two indentified as Mukwenda Mugisha and Paul Dusingizimana were charged with murder, four accounts of aggravated robbery and Kidnap and upon their own plea of guilty they convicted.
Prosecution led by Lt. James Omondi, states that Mugisha and Dusingizimana on the 24th of January 2021 using stones and a panga killed a Special Police Constable-SPC Gracious Byaryabakabu who was guarding the District Electoral Commission Offices, at Makanga Hill, in Kabale municipality.
After killing Byaryabakabu, they stole his firearm and 30 rounds of ammunition.
The Court Martial chaired by Lt. Col Emmanuel Mwesigwa convicted Dusingizimana and Mukwenda of murder, four charges of aggravated robbery and one Kidnap charge upon their plea of guilty and sentenced them to 100 years for murder and 70 years for each of the aggravated robbery and 30 years for kidnap but the sentences are to be served concurrently.