National
20 witnesses to testify against Nsenga's widowPublish Date: Jul 10, 2014
20 witnesses to testify against Nsenga's widow
  • mail
  • img
Jacqueline Uwera Nsenga leaving High Court on July 9, 2014 after her case was adjourned to July 10, 2014. She is the widow to deceased businessman Juvenal Nsenga charged with the murder of her late husband. Photos/Abu Mwesigwa
newvision

By Michael Odeng

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has summoned 20 witnesses including five engineers to testify against Kampala business woman Jackline Uwera Nsenga accused of killing her husband.

Yesterday, senior principal state attorney Susan Okalany told court presided over by Justice Duncan Kaswaga that the engineers examined the gate that was allegedly knocked by the suspect.

“My lord the number of witnesses is swelling every day ready to testify against the suspect,” she said. She added that the scene of crime report will also be presented in court to act as evidence.

Uwera is alleged to have driven over her husband

Okalany said the police did not properly record witness statements that is why she wants them to appear in court and testify.

Meanwhile, the trial judge adjourned the case to today (Thursday) for hearing.

Uwera appeared before High court in Kampala to answer charges of murder. The charge attracts a death penalty sentence on conviction. She pleaded not guilty to the crime.

Prosecution alleges that on January 10, 2013, Uwera returned at their home in Bugolobi at around 9:00pm, parked her vehicle Reg. N0. UAL 933M outside the main gate and pressed the bell.

It furthure alleges that in response her late husband walked towards the gate and opened for her to effect entry but the accused instead accelerated her vehicle  past the gate, knocked him down and dragged him for some considerable distance along the concrete pavement, leading to Juvenile Nsenga Kananura’s death.

Prosecution furthur alleges that the marriage between the couple had become quite turbulent and the accused (Uwera) had on several occasions issued specific and general threats against her late husband.

Also related to this story

Wife knocks city tycoon dead at own home

Nsenga’s widow denied bail in murder case

Nsenga’s widow committed to High Court for murder
 

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 digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
DP calls for independent probe on Rwenzori killings
DP has appealed to Government to institute an independent commission of inquiry to investigate and come out with a detailed report of what happened in the Rwenzori region...
No public holidays for August census, says govt
The 10 days for the forthcoming national housing and population census enumeration will not be public holidays....
Uwera blames murder charges on in-laws
THE wife of the late Juvenal Kananura Nsenga, Jacqueline Uwera started her defence and denied intentionally killing her husband...
We have not cut Aids funding to Uganda - USAID
US will continue to provide development aid to Uganda despite the enactment of the anti-homosexuality law by the latter, United States Agency for International Development has said....
Zziwa cautions women against corruption
Women should be corrupt-free if they are to achieve 50/50 representation in leadership positions, the Speaker of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Margaret Zziwa has advised....
Magistrate fails to show up for Rwakataka bail hearing
Prison authorities have heightened security at Kalisiizo Magistrates Court as Uganda''s prominent rally driver Ponsiano Rwakataka reappears today for bail application in a case of alleged assault of a police officer...
With the recent increase of the HIV prevelance rate, Is Uganda losing the fight against the disease?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter