Makindye Man Gets 25 Years in Jail for Murdering Girlfriend

President Museveni has promised to work closely with Independent NRM-leaning MPs, click saying the party primaries were not perfect.

“I met with NRM-leaning independent MPs on the sidelines of the NRM MPs-elect retreat in Kyankwanzi, ” Museveni said in a brief statement on Thursday.

“We agreed to work together for the good of the NRM and the country. We would have been harsh on NRM members who stood as independent candidates if our party primaries had been perfect but they were not, ” he added.

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The NRM primaries were marred by violence and counter accusations of rigging.

Hundreds of candidates petitioned party Electoral Commission chairman, Dr Tanga Odoi for redress in vain.

This compelled many to seek election as Independents.

The NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba had vowed a stern action against Independents.

But Museveni believes the circumstances under which the polls were carried out were not the best.

“If these MPs support the mission and principles of our party, we shall work together for the good of our country and region,” Museveni said of the Independent MPs.
High Court judge Justice Wilson Masalu Museni has sentenced 28year Old Stephen Muhigo to 25 years imprisonment after being convicted of murdering his 22year old girlfriend Edith Mbabazi.

Muhigo was convicted on his own guilty plea which he made in court after being read the charges.

Muhigo, sickness a resident of Amazon Zone in Makindye Division, information pills on 10th June 2012 allegedly poured acid on the victim as she was escorting him, and she died of the burns.

One of the eyewitnesses and sister to the deceased says Mbabazi was rushed to Nsambya hospital where she died after 8 hours.

The victim had reportedly refused to reconcile with the accused after she decided to end their relationship.

Justice Museni ruled, “The deceased died at a younger age with a lot of dreams a head, she was looking after her mother as well as her brother. Life is a God given gift therefore no body has a right to take it away.”

Museni however noted that by pleading guilty, Muhigo had saved himself of the maximum sentence which would be death.



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