Assessors Ask Court to Convict Kasiwukira's Widow

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The two court assessors John Musana and Joseph Wasibi also advised the judge to convict Sandra Nakungu, a sister to Kasiwukiras widow and a police officer Jayden Ashraf, stating that there is overwhelming evidence to show that the three connived to murder the businessman.

Two court assessors have advised High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene to convict Sarah Nabikolo, the widow to slain businessman Eriya Ssebunya Bugembe who was popularly known as Kasiwukira.

The two court assessors John Musana and Joseph Wasibi also advised the judge to convict Sandra Nakungu, a sister to Kasiwukira's widow and a police officer Jayden Ashraf, stating that there is overwhelming evidence to show that the three connived to murder the businessman.

The assessors told court that evidence of four out of the 23 prosecution witnesses proved that the motor-vehicle that knocked Kasiwukira belonged to his sister in-law Nakungu who gave it to the police officer and one of the accused to execute the mission.

The assessors added that there is enough evidence to show that Nabikolo wanted to eliminate the husband.

Prosecution alleged that the suspects and others still at large, on October 17, 2014 conspired to kill Kasiwukira who was knocked dead by a speeding car while jogging near his home in Muyenga, a suburb of Kampala.

Eye witnesses said that the driver of the killer car had parked alongside the road and ignited upon seeing Kasiwukira, drove towards his direction at a slow speed and accelerated upon approaching him. The number plate of the car was not identified.

A post-mortem report established that the cause of Kasiwukira's death was due to multiple crash injuries. Police dismissed preliminary claims that Kasiwukira's killing was accidental.

The Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura ordered thorough investigations whose findings pointed to murder. The investigations implicated the widow, family members and business partners for plotting against the deceased.

Justice Musene set October 12 to deliver his judgment. The three suspects were further remanded to Luzira prison.