Man Jailed 40 years Over Murder of Maria Nagirinya and Her Driver

The High Court in Kampala has today sentenced Isaac Ssenabulya to 40 years in prison for the double murders of Maria Nagirinya, a social worker and her driver, Ronald Kitayimbwa.

Nagirinya who was then an employee of Community Integrated Development Initiative was kidnapped on 28 February 2019 from her gate in Busega, Lungujja together with her driver, Kitayimbwa.

Their bodies were later dumped and recovered in Nakitutulu village, Nama sub-county in Mukono district.

Upon conviction, Ssenabulya alias Kisunsu who was charged alongside 6 other people pleaded guilty to the kidnap and murder of the two individuals before court asking for a lenient sentence.

The suspect further asked for forgiveness from the bereaved families of Nagirinya and Kitayimbwa for his actions, saying that he has learned his lessons while on remand in prison.

 In response, the prosecution asked for a maximum penalty of death to be handed to the suspect for the 2 gruesome murders as a deterrent to others.

 However, the High Court Judge Isaac Muwata this Wednesday morning handed the suspect a 40 year jail term for each of the two counts of murder of Nagirinya and her driver.

The other suspects charged alongside Ssenabulya included; Hamza Kateregga alias Arsenal, John Kisekka alias Manumanu, John Lubega aka Barros, Hasan Kisekka, Ivan Mutagubya  and Raymond Marcos Okori.

However, the prosecution had early this week dropped murder charges against the 7th suspect; Raymond Okori Marcos.

Maria Nagirinya was the daughter of Anthony Lubowa, a resident of Nsambya, in Makindye division.

According to her father, the kidnappers did not ask for any ransom from them which indicated that all they wanted was to take her life.

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