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Jail Sentence of Man Who Punched Magistrate Reduced to 5 years

On Friday, Masindi High Court Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki reduced the sentence for both offences from seven years to five years. Justice Rugadya also ruled that Kyongoza will serve both sentences concurrently.
21 Dec 2018 19:02
Masindi High Court has reduced the jail sentence of a man who punched Catherine Agwero the former Masindi Chief Magistrate.

The Masindi Grade One Magistrate, Dan Mwesigwa found Fred Kyogonza guilty of assault and contempt of court and sentenced him to seven years in jail. This was after Agwero had committed him to civil prison for six months for failing to clear a debt of 4.8 million shillings to James Magadu a businessman based in Masindi town.

In his judgment, Mwesigwa said Kyogonza would serve five years for assault and two years for contempt of court. He explained that the convict had failed to show remorse for attacking the chief magistrate.

However, Kyongoza appealed the sentences at Masindi High Court.

On Friday, Masindi High Court Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki reduced the sentence for both offences from seven years to five years.

Justice Rugadya also ruled that Kyongoza will serve both sentences concurrently.

However, Kyogonza revealed that he is still going to re-appeal against the reduced sentence in the court of appeal in which he will ask court to scrap the sentence and set him free. 

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