Kasiwukira Case: State Ends Submission as Defense Seeks Acquittal

Counsel Mac Dusman Kabega chats with the three accused persons

State Prosecution in the case where three people are accused of murdering city businessman Eriya Bugembe Sebunya (Kasiwukira) has closed its submission in the matter, for sale after producing 23 witnesses pinning the three for participating in this murder.

The three accused persons who are currently on remand in Luzira Prison are Sarah Nabikolo Sebunya (Widow to Kasiwukira), no rx Sandra Nankungu her sister and a Police constable Ashraf Jadeni.

The case which is before High court judge Justice Wilson Masalu Musene was slated for further hearing today but Samali Wakooli, the state prosecutor informed court that they did everything to trace all the remaining witnesses and failed, and thus decided to close their side of the hearing.

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The defense lawyers in response interpreted this as prosecution’s failure to prove that the three accused persons were actually involved in the murder.

Counsel McDusman Kabega who represents Sarah Nabikolo Sebunya told court that as far as his client was concerned, none of the 23 prosecution witnesses pinned her for being in the motor vehicle that knocked dead the deceased or being in company with the driver.

He said that having failed to prove this, prosecution decided to come up with the witchcraft theory which was full of inaccuracies.

“Police carried out a search in the deceased’s home where Nabikolo was staying but no fetishes were found and the police failed to issue any search certificate,” he said.

On the issue of misunderstandings between the late Kasiwukira and his wife, Kabega said that the widow was cleared by Prosecution witness 12 Mr Bugembe Gayi (brother to the deceased) who informed court that by the time of his death he had reconciled with his wife and they were in a peaceful home.

Counsel Nsubuga Mubiru representing Sandra Nankungu also told court that the prosecution failed to bring evidence in court linking her to this murder.

He stressed that the killer motor vehicle a Pajero Mitsubishi did not belong to his client since she had sold it off before the murder.

Counsel Ladislaus Rwakafuuzi who represents Ashraf Jadeni informed court that all the evidence linking his client to the murder was unfounded.

He noted for instance that court could not rely on the evidence of one Johnbosco Kimansule a boda boda rider since he recorded two contradictory statements two months after the murder.

The case has been adjourned August 3rd for the state to submit a reply to the defense assertions.


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