Uwera Nsenga’s Appeal against murder conviction heard

Justices of the Court of Appeal on Thursday heard Uwera Nsenga’s appeal against a murder conviction handed her in 2013 for allegedly killing her husband, Juvenal Nsenga a wealthy businessman at their home in Bugolobi, Kampala.

Judge Duncan Gaswaga handed Uwera a twenty year jail sentence in September 2014 after he found her guilty of intentionally murdering her husband.

Juvenal was contracted with the World Food Programme to provide transport services with the international agency in one of the biggest contractual engagements involving transportation in Uganda.

The contract rode on the back of his large fleet of trucks that put him in a special league of transport providers in Uganda and East Africa at large.

In his sentence, Justice Gaswaga found Uwera guilty of deliberately running over her husband with a vehicle as he opened the gate of their home for her in Bugolobi.

Now a panel of three justices led by the Deputy Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny- Dollo heard the appeal of Uwera who crushed her husband at 45km per hour as she entered their home five years ago.

The panel also included justices Elizabeth Musoke and Cheborion Barishaki.

Meanwhile, five years ago, in his conviction of Uwera, Justice Gaswaga observed that Uwera dragged her husband over a distance of 10.7 meters in their compound which was suspicious.

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