The high court in Kabale district yesterday sentenced a 45-year-old man to 40 years of imprisonment over the gruesome murder of his wife and three children that occurred in 2021 in Rubanda district.
The high court presided over by his worship Samuel Emokor, the Kabale resident judge heard from prosecution led by the Kabale resident chief state attorney Nabagala Grace Ntege that the convict, Ahimbisibwe Armstrong Vianney on the 12th of June 2021 at Habutobere village, Butare parish, Muko sub county in Rubanda district murdered his wife Rovinah Muheki, his sons Edwin Tumworobire aged 17, Westlife Akampumuriza aged 15 and her daughter Maria Akwira Akinamushabire aged 5 years.
When the charges were read, the convict pleaded guilty and asked court for a lenient sentence saying that he committed the act out of anger and was so remorseful .
While delivering his ruling at the high court premises at Kikungiri hill, southern division in Kabale Municipality, Justice Emokor sentenced Ahimbisibwe to 40 years of imprisonment over the cases of Murder, Assault, and Arson.
Justice Emokor said that the convict will serve all cases co-currently with effect from today when he was sentenced.
Addressing Journalists at High Court Premises, the Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate condemned the gruesome acts saying that the public should learn from the sentence given to Ahimbisibwe and stop acting irresponsibly.