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Kasiwukira's widow starts defence in murder trial

By Michael Odeng

Added 31st August 2016 11:32 AM

Justice Wilson Masalu-Musene, the head of criminal division of the High Court is presiding over the case

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Justice Wilson Masalu-Musene, the head of criminal division of the High Court is presiding over the case

PIC: Widow Sarah Nabikolo and co-accused Sandra Nakungu

The widow of the slain city businessman, Eriya Bugembe Ssebunya alias Kasiwukira was expected Wednesday to start defence over the death of her husband.

Kasiwukira's widow Sarah Nabikolo, 64, her cousin Sarah Nakungu, 36, and Ashraf Jaden, 40, a Police officer formerly attached to Muyenga Police Station were indicted of murder. They have been on remand for almost months.

The offence attracts a maximum penalty of death on conviction. Particulars of the offence allege that the accused with malice forethought killed Kasiwukira.

The accused persons are expected to give their evidence on oath under the guidance of their lawyers MacDosman Kabega, Nsubuga Mubiru and Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi.

While giving evidence under oath, the accused will be subjected to cross examination by senior Principal State Attorneys Alice Komuhangi Khauka and Samali Wakooli.

Justice Wilson Masalu-Musene, the head of criminal division of the High Court is presiding over the case.

Prosecution alleges that Kasiwukira was on October 17, 2014 murdered at about 6am in Muyenga Diplomatic Zone. He was knocked down by a speeding car as he jogged in the neighbourhood of Muyenga.

Kasiwukira was the deputy treasurer of the Kwagalana Group, an association of rich people in the country.

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