Man Handed 30 Years for Hacking Brother to Death

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In short
High Court in Kabale has sentenced a man to 30 years in prison for killing his brother. The convict Agaba Julius (20) murdered his brother Ngabirano Moses Rukira at a funeral on 13th September, 2011.

High Court in Kabale has sentenced a man to 30 years in prison for killing his brother.
 
The convict Agaba Julius (20) murdered his brother Ngabirano Moses Rukira at a funeral on 13th September, 2011.
 
The brothers were attending the funeral of a family friend Ndibarema Francis in Nyakambu southern division
 
The brothers had had long standing disagreements over land they had inherited from their parents. They could not decide on how to share the land between themselves.
 
Agaba attacked his brother at the funeral with a machete and hacked him to death.
 
State Attorney Baguma Batson argued that Agaba should be sentenced to 75 years in prison because of overwhelming incriminating evidence.
 
But the defense lawyer for Agaba, Mutungi Kenneth of Twikirize & Co. Advocates requested for a light sentence argued that he had reformed.
 
Sitting Justice Michael Elubu resolved to sentence Agaba to 30 years at Ndorwa government prison for the offence.
 
However, on hearing the sentence a composed Agaba waved at relatives and friends as he was led away to begin his sentence.

 

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