Army Court Sentences Masaka Killers to 40 Years in Jail

The General Court Martial has sentenced two men to 40 years in jail over Masaka acts of murder committed in Masaka at the start of July.

Court Martial chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti ruled that Derrick Jumba and Matia Bukenya Kiiza should spend 40 years behind bars after they pleaded guilty of murder.

Prosecution had alleged that on July 1, 2018, while on Mawogola Street in Masaka District, Jumba and Bukenya Kiiza shot dead Moses Musinguzi.

Musinguzi was a security guard at Moses K Hardware shop in Masaka.

Jumba and Bukenya took away with Musinguzi’s AK 47 gun and 30 rounds of ammunition.

They also pleaded guilty to shooting dead Sharif Kiggundu.

Kiggundu was a casual labourer with Moses K hardware.

Moses K hardware is a property of Moses Kalisa aka Muto.

Last week, Jumba told court his partners in crime had taken away with more money after paying him part of Shs 15m of this fee.

For being an accomplice in the murders, Bukenya Kiiza received Shs 200,000.

Other suspects — Rtd CPL Paul Kiwanuka , JohnBosco Waligo, Stephen Kayemba, Julius Tweheyo Rutwiigi, and Gerevazio Kankanka Kojja — denied the charges.

These will return to court on November 20.

On Monday, Gutti handed a sentence of 40 years and three months in jail to the two for each of the murders but the sentences will be served concurrently.

The Tower Post