Court name
High Court of Uganda
Judgment date
1 October 2003

Uganda v Magigu Isabirye and Ors (HCT-03-CR-SC-2003/209) [2003] UGHC 15 (01 October 2003);

Cite this case
[2003] UGHC 15
Short summary:

Criminal law

 

 

THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF UGANDA AT JINJA

 

 

CASE NO: HCT-03-CR-SC-0209 OF 2003

UGANDA ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PROSECUTOR

 

VERSUS

A1. MAGIGU ISABIRYE                        }
 A2. IDUMA ISABIRYE                         }
 A3. TWAHIRI ISABIRYE                       }::::::: ACCUSED
 
A4.      HASAN ISABIRYE                             }
 A5.      IDI ISABIRYE                                        }
 
A6.      EDIRISA KANAKA alias ISABIRYE }
BEFORE: HON. MR. JUSTICE DAVID K. WANGUTUSI
 
J U D G M E N T:-
The villages of Katuba and Wandegeya lay next to each other in Kityerera sub-county.
 

The deceased and his family lived in Katuba. So did the 6th accused Edirisa Isabilye. The 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th accused were his sons and apart from A1 who had migrated to nearby village of Namiso, lived in Wandegeya.

 

 

 

 
On the 8/7/2002 Fatuma wife of Magidu left their Namiso home and went to their cassava garden in Katuba. This garden was next to that and home of the deceased Kirewere. Fatuma is said to have borrowed a hoe and knife and a sack from