Killer Prisons officer sentenced to death
Publish Date: Jan 16, 2014
Killer Prisons officer sentenced to death
Emmanuel Drazua confessed to having killed his wife. PHOTO/Peter Busomoke
  • mail
  • img

By Andrew Ssenyonga

ENTEBBE - A prison warder attached to Sentema Prison in Wakiso district has been sentenced to death for shooting dead his wife, a fellow prisons staff, in 2012.

Emmanuel Drazua, 29, was convicted by Justice Wilson Masalu Musene at the ongoing Entebbe High Court criminal session, after prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that he murdered Erina Amaite on August 13, 2012 within the precincts of the prison.

Drazua, on hearing the death sentence, fainted in the dock. He eventually composed himself but remained squatting, while holding his head as the ruling went on.

“No one is allowed to take away the other person’s life unless it is authorised by the law,” Musene said.

Musene told court that the convict had already confessed to having killed his wife and must be given a punitive punishment to deter the would be offenders.

Prior to the gruesome incident, the couple had separated over marital misunderstandings, according to the prosecution.

Musene quoted the convict’s plea, saying “I am the one who killed my wife but I had no malice aforethought”.

Emmanuel Drazua (L) is led out of court after his sentence. PHOTO/Peter Busomoke

Meanwhile, the same court handed Muhammad Kawooya, 35, who is a fisherman a similar sentence after he was found guilty of murdering Ronald Buwembo aged 19.

Court had earlier heard that Kawooya on November 4, 2011 while at Lake Victoria, Kitinda Village, Katabi sub-county in Wakiso murdered a one, Ronald Buwembo.

Kawooya murdered Buwembo for catching fish from his fishing grounds.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Ssebuwufu further remanded over murder
The Buganda Road Chief Magistrate's Court has further remanded city car dealer Muhammad Ssebuwufu and four others accused of murdering a Dona Katusabe...
Mind the youth, poor, says Pope
Huge crowds braved heavy rains they hailed as "God''s blessing" on Thursday to take part in Pope Francis'' first open-air mass in Africa, singing and dancing in the centre of the Kenyan capital....
KCCA readies Kampala for papal visit
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has recruited over 600 support staff to assist workers charged with beautifying the city and maintaining neatness during Pope Francis''s visit starting tomorrow...
MPs okay National Youth Service and Internship Programme
Parliament has passed a motion calling on the Government to establish the National Youth Service and Internship Programme...
Indian national wanted for theft of over sh3b
The Anti corruption Court has issued criminal summons against an Indian national, Sudeep Chatterjjee, after he failed to appear in court to answer theft allegations brought against him Uganda Baati...
Thousands attend pope
Kenyan Catholic leaders are expecting over a million people to attend an open-air mass led by Pope Francis in the capital Nairobi Thursday, the first full day of his Africa tour....
Is Uganda ready for the pope's visit?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter