14 Juveniles Convicted of Murder, Defilement

Justice Joseph Murangira is expected to sentence the convicts on September 27

The High Court in Kampala on Wednesday convicted 14 juveniles after pleading guilty to the charges of murder and aggravated defilement in a plea bargaining session.

The juveniles who have been on remand at the Naguru Remand Home willingly pleaded guilty to the charges read to them by Justice Joseph Murangira.

In some of the aggravated defilement cases, abortion court was told that a 12 year old offender defiled a 6 month baby who lived in the neighborhood in Lusanja village, website like this Nangabo Sub County in Wakiso district.

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According to the prosecutor, Senior State Attorney Fatima Nakafeero, the boy went to the baby’s home in the neighborhood to borrow a saucepan and found the victim (baby) being carried by its elder sister.

“He (offender) asked the baby’s elder sister to let him carry the baby so she could prepare food for it. After preparation of the food, she got the baby from the offender but realized it was bleeding from the private parts,” Nakafeero told court as she read the particulars of the offence.

She added that before the baby’s elder sister could say anything, the offender took off.

“The medical examination carried out indicated that the baby’s hymen had been ruptured. The vulva had also been damaged.”

In another incident, an HIV AIDS infected 15 year old juvenile had been engaged in a sexual intercourse with another 15 year old mentally disturbed   juvenile, impregnating and infecting her with the disease.

“We can’t imagine how she will take care of the baby born under such circumstances,” the prosecutor   told court.

In a murder case, court was told that a 17 year old juvenile nicknamed City Dog stabbed to death a friend, Sadat Lubwama in Mpererwe in November 2014.

The prosecutor told court that on the fateful day, the offender together with the Lubwama went to a nearby pub but shortly they begun causing commotion before the security guard forced them out.

“The angry offender returned with a knife and tried to threaten the security guard. Lubwama tried to stop him but instead ended up being stabbed and the assailant run away,” Nakafeero told court.

“Lubwama then walked a short distance from the pub before collapsing and was pronounced dead on arrival at Mulago hospital.”

Justice Murangira set September 27, as the date for sentencing the convicted juveniles.


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