Court Sentences One Kampala Bombings Convict to Community Service

Muzafaru Luyima has been sentenced to community service

The High Court in Kampala has Friday afternoon sentenced Muzafaru Luyima, this site one of the convicts in the July 2010 Lugogo twin blasts to one year of community service.

Muzafaru had been charged of the offence of aiding and abetting terrorism when he told Hassan Haruna Luyima his brother and Idris Nsubuga who has since been convicted and sentenced to 25 years, to run to Kenya after the bomb blasts.

According to prosecution, Muzafaru knew about the blasts at Lugogo and Kabalagala but decided to advise them on running to exile for safety.

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In his sentence, the trial judge Alhonse Owiny-Dollo said that the maximum sentence for the offence was 3 years  yet Muzafaru had spent almost 6 years on remand, adding that  he cannot let him walk away free.

“You have learnt  a lesson and I cannot be too hard on you. I sentence you to community service, ”Owiny-Dollo said.

“You will do 2 days a week of community service for a period of one year in your area of residence and supervised by the areas chairman and the District Police Commander.”

By the time of arrest, Muzafaru was living in Namasuba, Para zone in Makindye division.




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