Masaka’s notorious murder suspect given 2 years jail term

On March 1, Musa Ggaliwango and Muhammad Kiddawalime made a daring act when they escaped from a court in session.

The duo had been produced before the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Masaka for committal to the High Court over their alleged role in in the infamous New Year’s day Bijambiya  killings in Bukomansimbi district.

Kiddawalime was killed on April 10, in a botched robbery attack on a home at Mukoko, Bukulula Sub Couty, Kalungu district while Galiwango was re-arrested two weeks later from his hide out in Ntungamo.

On Thursday, Galiwango was arraigned before the Chief Magistrate’s court that sentenced him to a-two-year jail term for escaping from lawful custody. He was also charged afresh of murder.

Prosecution led by Ivan Nkasibwe, a greater Masaka regional State Attorney, told the presiding Chief Magistrate Deogratias Ssejjemba that Galiwango and his late co-accused Kiddawalime on December 28, 2017, while armed with a wooden pistol and a hand-axe killed Stella Wanyana at her home in Kakunyu village in Masaka and robbed her of Shs. 3.4m and two mobile phones.

Prosecution also told court that the accused and others still at large, on this New Year’s Eve murdered a retired Police officer ASP Denis Ssebugwawo and Nabijjo Nanziri at Kyabagonya Village in Bukomansimbi district before executing a robbery.

Ggaliwango was driven to the court in Masaka in a heavily guarded Uganda Prisons mini-bus UG 0124U.  Before the magistrate, Galiwango remained on handcuffs and leg chains, guarded by four prison warders.

After the court session, he was driven back to Luzira maximum security prison where he has been detained since he was re-arrested in April.