Entebbe: Man Sentenced to 22 years in jail for attempted Murder of wife


The High Court in Entebbe Criminal Division has sentenced a one Edward Matsiko to 22 years in jail for attempted murder.

Matsiko is accused of unlawfully attempting to cause the death of his wife Edith Namutebi on March 19th, 2019.

According to prosecution, Matsiko hit his wife’s head with a hammer at their home in Kawuku, Kisubi Parish, Wakiso District causing injuries on her face. Namutebi has been hospitalized for close to a year.

Justice Wilson Kwesiga said that prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed the act. According to Kwesiga, Susan Lakot, the Scene of Crime Officer told the court that she found bloodstains at the entrance to the bedroom and bathroom. She also recovered a hammer hidden under the bed and three shirts which had bloodstains.

While delivering the sentence, Kwesiga said that the 22-year jail punishment will deter other criminals from committing the same offence. He added that Matsiko assaulted Namutebi intending to kill her.



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