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Two men sentenced to life imprisonment over murder of one year old baby

Masaka High Court has sentenced Makumbi Moses and Kabuye Dennis to life imprisonment for the  ritual murder of one-year-old Mirembe Percy.

JusticeVictoria Nakintu Nkwanga Katamba  ruled that on 23rd October 2017, Kabuye Dennis, under the guise of a family member, lured young Mirembe Percy away from her home with the promise of a sweet treat.

Eyewitnesses later spotted Kabuye  with the child, and subsequently observed him handing her over to Makumbi Moses, a known witch doctor in the community.

A search was launched for the missing child, ultimately leading to the grim discovery of her remains in a nearby forest  with signs of mutilation, indicating a horrible death.

During the trial, it emerged that Makumbi Moses was associated with previous cases of ritual murder, drawing parallels to the infamous case of Kato Kajubi Godfrey.

The court, upon thorough examination of the evidence, convicted both Kabuye Dennis and Makumbi Moses of Murder, in accordance with Sections 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act.

The Director of Public Prosecution  Jane Francis Abodo  said  the verdict serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment of the Justice system in Uganda to uphold justice and safeguard the rights of the innocent.

“While nothing can undo the profound loss suffered by Mirembe’s family, today’s sentence brings a measure of closure and accountability to this devastating tragedy.”

The DPP  reaffirmed her dedication to ensuring that such heinous acts are met with the full force of the law.

 

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