Draru Was Driven By Anger To Kill Kazini, Niece Tells Court

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Scovia Toboru, niece to self-confessed killer, Lydia Draru has told court that her aunt could have been driven by anger when she killed Major General James Kazini, the former army commander.

Scovia Toboru, a niece to self-confessed killer, Lydia Draru has told court that her aunt could have been driven by anger when she killed Major General James Kazini, the former army commander.
 
Kazini was killed in Draru’s house in Wabigalo, Makindye in the early hours of November 10th 2009.
 
During cross examination in court on Tuesday, Toboru said she believed that her aunt did not have the intention to kill Kazini. The crime could have happened out of anger.

Toboru said that prior to the offence, Draru and the General had a fight after Kazini accused her of bringing other men into the house. He also reportedly accused Draru of stealing money. The general reportedly boxed and slapped Draru in the heated argument and this could have led her to kill him using an iron-bar.

Asked what drove her to testify against her aunt, Toboru maintained that it was in the interest of having the truth come out. She said the truth would set her free, adding that she heard nothing against her aunt. Toboru professed love for her aunt who through Kazini had paid her school fees.

Toboru however contradicted herself when she told court that it was the first time she had seen Kazini and Draru fight. In a statement to police two days after the murder she had said that the two had argued on several occasions.

The defense team led by Annette Karungi Mutabingwa questioned her weird behavior, when she failed to defend her blood relative, yet she was quick to defend Kazini after Draru hit him with an iron bar. Toboru repeatedly failed to give any reason even after presiding judge, Monica Mugenyi simplified the question.

Draru was arrested on November 10th 2009, hours after she reportedly killed Kazini at her Home in Project Zone in Wabigalo, Makindye division in Kampala. She confessed to killing him in self defense.
 
Hearing continues on Wednesday.