Kaweesi was arrested after he was found in possession of a stolen car, a white Spacio number UAV 869M belonging to Madhusi Olubora at a garage in Ndeeba.
"Also, at 27 years of age, there is hope that the convict can reform," Justice Kwesiga added.
The High Court in Entebbe has sentenced Jaludi Kaweesi to 15
years in jail for robbery.
Kaweesi was arrested after he was found in possession of a stolen
car, a white Spacio number UAV 869M belonging to Madhusi Olubora at a garage in
The prosecution says that Kaweesi and two other people robbed Olubora on
January 2nd at gunpoint at his residence in Kajjansi around 2 am.
According to prosecution, Kaweesi broke into the house,
overpowered Olubora, tied him up and proceeded to rob valuables including 6.8
million shillings in cash.
Delivering the sentence on Thursday, Justice Wilson J Kwesiga said
that the prosecution provided sufficient evidence that Kaweesi participated in
the car robbery because he was found in possession of the stolen car.
Justice Kwesiga added that he has given Kaweesi a lenient sentence
because the convict didn't harm the victim like what other robbers do. He added
that at 27 years, there is also hope that Kaweesi can reform.
On Tuesday, Justice Kwesiga convicted Kaweesi on charges of
robbery though the state had preferred aggravated robbery.
However, Kwesiga says the state failed to provide evidence that
Kaweesi used a gun during the car robbery.
Last week, two court assessors advised Court to convict Kaweesi.