THE court martial sitting at the Community Centre in Mubende district has sentenced a Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier to death for murdering three civilians.
The prosecution said on December 27, 2007, Private Bosco Ayela, 38, shot dead his wife Sylvia Nanyonga, his six-year-old daughter Irene Atim and another man only identified as Lakyo, 50, at Kitoma in Bageza sub-county, Mubende district.
Ayela was attached to the Mubende Chieftaincy Rehabilitation Centre (Kawadisa Barracks). He was arrested at Mugungulu in Bageza sub-county, two days after committing the offence.
Ayela said he had not intended to kill the trio but his mother-in-law, Sylvia Nankabirwa.
â€œShe abused me and undressed before me. This angered me,â€ he added.
Brig. Geoffrey Tabani, the chairman of the court, said Ayela could appeal in High Court if he was not contented with the ruling.
Soldier sentenced to death over murder