A 40-year-old man in Hoima has been jailed for attempted murder.
Mujuzi Ronald, a resident of Ngobya village in Buraru parish, Kyabigambire sub-county, Hoima district is accused of attempting to kill his wife Sarah Kusemererwa.
The incident occurred on June 26th this year, when Mujuzi, a father of three, returned home drunk to the annoyance of his wife. The wife immediately threatened to abandon his marital home, prompting Mujuzi to grab a cutlass and swung it aiming at his wife's neck.
The grade one magistrate's court in Hoima heard that the wife quickly dodged the cutlass and instead grabbed it in her arm sustaining deep cuts.
The wife was rushed to Kyabigambire health centre, and his since recovered and is living with her parents.
But for Mujuzi, justice had to prevail. He denied any involvement in that particular incident but his lies were laid to waste when three witnesses testified to court that he was the culprit in the attempted murder of his wife.
The grade one magistrate ruled that he should be jailed for three years, because he is a first time offender.
In Kiboga, four men have been committed to the high court on charges of aggravated robbery.
The suspects are Richard Kataka, Moses Mwanje, Mpeirwe Gava and Mukiibi Ahamed. They are alleged to have been involved in terrorizing passengers along the Hoima-Kampala road.
Prosecution told the chief magistrates court that on 6th, February, 2008, the suspects mounted an illegal road block at Kirinda village, Kapeke sub-county in Kiboga district and robbed passengers of millions of money.
The victims of the robbery incident included a state house staff that was traveling from Hoima to Kampala. He lost one of the president's office video recorders.
Suzan Kanyange, the Kiboga court chief Magistrate, said the office of the public prosecution has adduced sufficient evident to implicate the suspects. She added that prosecution has fully established that the four have been behind most of the robbery incidents along the Hoima-Kampala road.
There has been a sudden surge in the number of highway robberies along the Hoima Kiboga road. On Saturday night, two boda boda cyclists were attacked and beaten by three men armed with iron bars.
Livingstone Ojuku, the Kiboga police spokesperson, says that the two boda boda victims are admitted at Kiboga government hospital with serious injuries.