The Court of Appeal sitting in Kampala has upheld a 35-year term which was handed to Dominic Twinomuhangi who was convicted for murdering his wife Rose Asasira in Kabale in 2012
In his appeal, Twinomujini contends that the learned trial judge Moses Kazibwe Kawumi erred in law and fact when he failed to evaluate the evidence on record as a whole thereby failing to resolve glaring contradictions in the Appellant’s favour.
He also faulted the learned trial Judge who erred in law and fact when he convicted the appellant of murder in the absence of any credible evidence to prove the alleged death of Asasira Rose (victim).
In their unanimous decision, the three justices Richard Buteera the Deputy Chief Justice, Catherine Bamugemereire and Remmy Kasule ruled that the trial Judge acted in accordance with the law in convicting and sentencing the Appellant and thus dismissed the appeal.
“The appellant will continue to serve the 30 years imprisonment from the date of conviction,” court ruled.
The justices noted that the sentence was not illegal or harsh since he deducted the 5 years the appellant had spent on remand and thus sentenced him to 30 years instead of 35 years.
“We find that the sentence imposed upon the appellant by the trial Judge was not illegal nor based on wrong principles and neither was it manifestly harsh nor excessive given the circumstances of this case,” they said.