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Kasiwukira murder trial deferred over judge's absence

By Michael Odeng

Added 6th June 2016 09:01 PM

Kasiwukira was on October 17, 2014 knocked down by a speeding car as he jogged in Muyenga

Kasiwukira murder trial deferred over judge's absence

(L-R) Kasiwukira’s widow Sarah Namikolo and her sister Sandra Nakungu being escorted by prison wardens to court last month. Photo by Juliet Kasirye

Kasiwukira was on October 17, 2014 knocked down by a speeding car as he jogged in Muyenga

The trial of three suspected killers of slain city businessman Eria Ssebunya Bugembe alias Kasiwukira stalled on Monday at the High Court due to the absence of the presiding Judge. 

The trio, Sarah Nabikolo, 62, the widow of the slain businessman, her cousin sister Sandra Nakungu, 36, and a police officer Ashraf Jaden, 40, are battling charges of murder. It is alleged that the trio conspired to kill Kasiwukira. 

Justice Wilson Masalu Musene, the head of Criminal division of the High Court ordered the court registrar to postpone the hearing of the case to June 20th because he is handling election petitions.

The trio was indicted with the offence of murder contrary to section 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act (PCA). Any person who is convicted of murder faces a maximum penalty of death. 

Prosecution states that Kasiwukira was on October 17, 2014 reportedly murdered at about 6:00 am in Muyenga diplomatic zone.

It is purported that he was knocked down by a speeding car as he jogged in the neighborhood of Muyenga.

efense lawyers and relatives of the defendants pictured outside court after adjournment of the case hoto by ony ujuta Defense lawyers and relatives of the defendants pictured outside court after adjournment of the case. Photo by Tony Rujuta

 

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