In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, September, 2020

Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Jail For Hacking Spouse To Demise Over Alleged Further-Marital Affair With A Driver

Man Sentenced To 17 Years In Jail For Hacking Wife To Death Over Alleged Extra-Marital Affair With A Driver


Simon Shimanya

A Ugandan man has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for killing his spouse over alleged extra-marital affair.

Simon Shimanya, who confessed he killed his 32-year-old spouse and former nurse at Worldwide Hospital Kampala, was sentenced on Wednesday, September 2.

The Chief Justice of the Peace of Nabweru Courtroom in Wakiso District, Ms Patricia Amoko, jailed Mr Shimanya, reasoning that the way by which he killed the deceased utilizing an axe was traumatic and ugly.

Mr Shimanya was arrested on August 12 from Isingiro District and charged with manslaughter in reference to the August 1 violent homicide of nurse Violet Kakai at their residence in Bbumbu –Kiteezi, Wakiso District. The 40-year-old instructor admitted utilizing an axe to hack his 32-year-old spouse and mom of three to demise.

In the course of the sentencing of Mr Shimanya, the Chief Justice of the Peace held that the accused prompted a extreme head harm that led to demise of his spouse.

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“The diploma of harm and the weapon utilized in killing the deceased in entrance of her kids was threatening. No little one or individual ought to witness the killing of their mom by their father,” Ms Amoko famous.

She reasoned that the courtroom had thought-about the truth that the kids had already misplaced one guardian and due to this fact wanted somebody to consolation them.

Mr Shimanya appeared earlier than courtroom by way of video convention in a session held at Buganda Street Courtroom. Whereas confessing to the crime, Mr Shimanya defined that it was not his intention to kill his spouse nevertheless it was anger ensuing from provocation because the couple had escalating marital points. He had requested for a lenient punishment to allow him return residence to care for his kids.

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The Prosecutor, Mr Timothy Amerit, had requested courtroom for a deterrent punishment of 25 years, reasoning that such acts are rampant on this period of home violence,
“To be able to safeguard the kids from trauma of seeing a person who killed their mom, it’s justifiable custodial sentence be meted out to him,” he mentioned.

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Ugandan man

Mr Shimanya narrated that the demise of his spouse adopted a protracted battle and battle which he mentioned had resulted from the deceased’s extra-marital affair with Mr Robert Sebuufu, a driver with Katakemwa Chensire Residence at Mpererwe.

He mentioned that Mr Sebuufu had for a very long time taken over his spouse and that the matter had been reported to completely different authorities, together with courts of legislation, to reconcile together with his spouse however in useless.

The deceased alleged lover, Mr Sebuufu, who can also be a suspect in the identical case, is presently detained at Kasangati Police Station pending investigations.


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