Court name
High Court of Uganda
Case number
HCT-05-CR-SC-2003/229
Judgment date
21 April 2005

Uganda v Murangira Eriyasafu & Anor (HCT-05-CR-SC-2003/229) [2005] UGHC 127 (21 April 2005);

Cite this case
[2005] UGHC 127
 
THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
IN THE H
IGH COURT OF UGANDA AT MBARARA
 
HCT-05-CR-SC-0229-2003
UGANDA ……………………………………………………………………….PROSECUTOR
VS

Al. MURANGIRA ERIYASAFU]
 A3
. BATUREINE PAUL] ………………………………………………...…………ACCUSED
BEFORE: THE HON. MR. JUSTICE P. K. MUGAMBA

JUDGMENT
Both accused, Murangira Eriyasafu (A.1) and Batureine Paul (A.3) are charged jointly with murder, contrary to sections 188 and 189 of the Penal Code Act. The prosecution called seven witnesses in support of its case. Dr. Mugume Francis was PWI, Johnson Ganiza was PW2, Kanyoma Eriyasafu was PW3, Kasozi Deus was PW4, No, 23133 D/C George Mwesigwa was PW5, No. 30121 D/C Turyahikayo Erifazi was PW6, while PW7 was RA 164876 Byamukama Willington. For the defence both accused persons gave sworn statements but called no witnesses.
Briefly the prosecution case is that Al was half brother of the deceased, Komuhangi Mabel. Kirokyabusha was father to both. There was a misunderstanding between A.I and the deceased concerning their father’s land. Meetings were called on several occasions regarding this misunderstanding but no conclusion was arrived at. At about 7.30 p.m. on the night of 5th August 2003 the two accused are suspected to have fatally assaulted the deceased using a panga. The attack was outside