Three Jailed For Murder In Karamoja

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. Court heard that, on February 9th, 2013 while at Matany village Nangiro strangled Sagal to death as they walked back home from a drinking spree.

Lonyar Nangiro, a resident of Matany Sub County in Napak district has earned himself ten years in jail for murdering his neighbor. Nangiro was convicted on Tuesday by Justice Henrietta Wolayo found him guilty of killing his neighbour Mariko Sagal.Court heard that, on February 9th, 2013 while at Matany village Nangiro strangled Sagal to death as they walked back home from a drinking spree.
 
In his defense, Nangiro pleaded for mercy saying did not intend to kill his neighbor. He asked court to reduce his charge to manslaughter. In her ruling, Justice Wolayo said there was sufficient evidence to prove that the accused committed the crime. She disregarded Nangiro’s pleas for mercy saying that his act was cruel and convicted him to 10 years in jail.
 
She said the ten year jail term was proportionate to his crime. Justice Wolayo also convicted 25 –year –old Anthony Agan to 17 years in jail for murder. Court heard that on March 9th, 2012 while at Nagule-Angolol village in Ngoleriet Sub County, Napak district with malice aforethought Agan strangled to death Mariko Ilukol following a fist fight for water at borehole.  
 
Agan pleaded for lenience saying he had spent three years on remand and should be given a lighter sentence. His pleas landed on deaf eyes as Justice Wolayo argued that the killing was causing massive suffering to the victim's family. She therefore convicted the suspect to 17 years in jail to deter others from acting mercilessly.
 
Similarly, 20-year-old woman Lucy Kero was sentenced to four years to Moroto Central Prison. Prosecution told court that Lucy also strangled her nine months old baby Oscar Osaga to death. The incident happened on July 16th, 2012 while at Biafra South Ward in Kaabong town council –Kaabong district. 

 

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Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.