A 43-year old man was yesterday sentenced to 40 years in prison for brutally murdering his wife a city businesswoman, Josephine Namanda in 2014.
Prosecution said that in November 2014 at Naalya round- about along the Northern by-pass, Kakaire who was travelling in the same vehicle Toyota Starlet registration number UAG 693K with Namanda by the time of the attack hired two people at Shs3 million to pour acid on her .
Police investigations established that on the fateful day, the couple was travelling from Jinja after attending a christening ceremony of their two weeks old daughter by Kakaires family.
Kassim Kakaire pleaded guilty to pouring acid on his wifes which later caused her death, also leaving him injured with lifetime wounds and pain.
During the plea bargaining where he admitted committing the offence in order to be handed a lenient sentence by the trial judge Anthony Ojok Ayuko, Kakaire told court that he had lost his first wife due to cheating, something he did not want to happen again to his second wife.
Kakaire who was crying while begging court to forgive him further said he did not want his wife to die but rather wanted to only destroy her beauty.
The convict is 43years now. If the co-accused were given 25 years I find the 40 years appropriate minus the 4years on remand leaving the accused with 36years. You have a right to appeal with in 15days in case you are not satisfied with my sentence, Justice Ayuko ruled.
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