Court in Entebbe has sentenced Mawa Muzamiru to life imprisonment for the
murder of Francis Ekalungar, the former accountant of Case Hospital.
Wednesday Justice Yasin Nyanzi convicted four people for the murder of
Ekalungar. The convicts are Muzamiru Mawa, Resty Nalunga, Deogratius Yiga and
Kiwalabye is the brother of Abdullah Kitatta, the Patron of Boda Boda 2010.
Yiga and Kiwalabye were Chairmen for Boda Boda riders in Wakaliga and Busega respectively
while Nalunga is Mawa's wife.
went missing on January 2nd, 2018. His body was later found in Kajjansi Town
Council, Wakiso district burnt beyond recognition.
Mawa, who was convicted on his plea of guilt, was the driver to Dr Ssebale
Kato, the Proprietor of Case Hospital.
convicting the accused during the High court criminal session sitting in the
Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s court, Justice Yasin Nyanzi noted that prosecution
has also proved beyond reasonable doubt that Nalunga, Kiwalabye and Yiga were
involved in both offences.
Thursday, Justice Nyanzi
sentenced Muzamiru to life imprisonment and gave the other convicts different
jail terms based on their level of participation in the offences.
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Nyanzi, sentenced Kiwalabye to 25 years in jail, Yiga to seven years, and
Nalunga to 5 years. Their remand periods will be deducted from the jail term.
Nyanzi said he would have handed Kiwalabye a harsher punishment but considered
the fact that he was tortured when he was arrested in 2018.
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Nalunga and Yiga got lighter sentences because they 'innocently participated"
in the offences.
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that Muzamiru misled Nalunga to think that she was spying on Ekalungar for
stealing drugs from Case Hospital, yet her role led to his death. Nyanzi added
that Nalunga was also given special consideration because she is the primary
caretaker of a minor and her welfare is Paramount according to the law.