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Ibanda: One sentenced to four years in prison for breaking his mother’s arm

Ibanda grade one magistrate’s court has sentenced a 50-year-old man to four years in prison for beating and injuring his mother and sister.

John Bosco Bainomugisha, of Rukiri sub-county, Ibanda district, was convicted on two counts of causing bodily harm to his mother Restituta Kamazooba, and for assaulting his sister Leokadia Atwijukye on April 28, 2022.

Bainomugisha hit his mother five times with a piece of firewood, breaking her left arm moments after he had assaulted his sister at Ryamitamba trading centre, Mabonwa in Rukiri sub-county.

Court presided over by grade one magistrate Esther Murungi, on Tuesday found Bainomugisha, 50, guilty of the two crimes and sentenced him to two years in prison on each count, which will run one after the other.

The sentence is less the time spent on remand.

Kamazooba, 73, said the April incident was the sixth time the son was beating her, and pray to the court to jail her son for 20 years. 

The convict also begged for leniency, requesting court for imprison him for four months only.

While sentencing the convict, her worship Murungi said although Bainomugisha was not remorseful and he denied the charges against him, evidence produced by prosecution and testimonies of five witnesses, including his mother and sister, placed him at the crime scene.

Her worship Murungi said both sides were free to appeal against the sentence if any of them was not satisfied with it. 

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