The Kampala High Court has handed a life in prison sentence to Ibrahim Muyingo the Local Council 1 chairperson of Minana-Galabi in Mityana district after he was found guilty of murdering his landlord a one Kasadha Mulinde Kimbugwe over land wrangles in 2019.
High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga has stated that the sentence is to serve as a punishment since the convicts killed the deceased in a cruel manner.
Muyingo was on Monday convicted with three others by the same court on grounds that prosecution had adduced sufficient evidence to prove the said murder.
However, Justice Kwesiga acquitted the other two accused including Rev.Fr.Lawrence Muduse Yawe over the said murder.
Prosecution states that the accused persons on August 7th 2019 at Minana-Galabi village, Ttamu Division, Mityana municipality in the Mityana District, unlawfully with malice aforethought killed a one Kasadha Mulinde Kimbugwe.
According to evidence adduced by Prosecutions, the deceased was found with his his head cut off by the accused persons over a one square mile land.
The head was found near the homes of the convicts who had publicly threatened to kill him.
Prosecution also claimed that on that fateful day, the deceased before he met his death was moving around the village, giving out letters to tenants who were squatting on his land which covered four villages including, Minana, Galabi, Jabukw and Jamuvole in Tamu Division in Mitiyana.
According to the letter, thelandlord was inviting tenants to a meeting with the state minister for lands, Percis Namuganza to resolve the matters but was killed a day before.