The High court in Wakiso has sent a 28-year-old man to prison for life for abducting, demanding a ransom and murdering a five-year-old boy.
Justice Patricia Basaaze sentenced Mukisa Deo to life imprisonment for kidnapping and killing Elvis Kibuule (5) whom he found at his parent’s home at Bulenga village Bugonya of Wakiso district in February last year.
The late Kibuule’s father identified as Ronald Kironde had earlier told court that despite the fact that the convict demanded for a ransom of 250,000 shillings which he paid, he went ahead to kill the young boy.
Mr. Ronald who commended security and court for work well done described the sentence as exemplary to teach a lesson to intending murderers whose actions are a regret to the community.
Mr. Ronald speaking…….
Mukisa was sentenced on his own plea of ‘guilty’ when he told court that he murdered the boy himself after prosecution had aligned a number of witnesses pinning him for having committed the offence. It was the convict who led the police and other security agencies to the scene where he had dumped the boy’s remains but on reaching court he first denied the charges against him. END