Kasiwukira Murder: Convicts Appeal Sentence

Kasiwukira Murder: Convicts Appeal Sentence


Two people convicted for killing Kampala businessman Eriya Ssebunya Bugembe, also known as Kasiwukira, have appealed against the verdict passed unto them by High Court judge Wilson Masalu Musene.

Local news agency, Uganda Radio Network is reporting that Jaden Ashraf, a police officer and Sandra Nakkungu, a sister-in-law to the late Kasiwukira appealed to the Court of Appeal against the conviction which landed them a 20 year jail sentence.

On Wednesday, Justice Musene found Jaden and Nakkungu guilty of having a common intention to murder the late Kasiwukira. He noted that not only was Jaden seen in the vehicle that knocked Kasiwukira dead on the fateful day, evidence before court indicated that he had attempted to eliminate the deceased on two different occasions.

Kasiwukira was hit by a car, which sped off after the incident on the morning of October 17, 2014 as he was jogging in the neighborhood of Muyenga, a Kampala suburb.

At the time, the police referred to it as an “intentional run over”, but two months later, the three main convicts, Nabikolo, Nakungu and Jaden were charged with murder.

Kasiwukira is remembered for his critical role in the development of the local music industry.