Court halts hearing of case against Nsenga wife
Posted Tuesday, October 8 2013 at 01:00
Kampala- A court in Kampala has halted the hearing of a case in which Ms Jacqueline Uwera Nsenga is charged with alleged murder of her husband.
Nakawa High Court judge Wilson Musene’s decision was prompted by a letter he received from the Principal Judge, Mr Yorokamu Bamwine, asking for the file after Ms Uwera complained of her committal.
“This file was forwarded to the Principal Judge, after Ms Uwera complained that her case was fixed for hearing in the High Court before she was committed from the lower court,” Justice Musene said.
Chief Magistrate Silvia Nabaggala committed Ms Uwera to High Court last month for trial following submissions by the state that investigations were complete.
It is alleged that on January 10 at Muzindalo Road, Bugolobi in Nakawa Division, Ms Uwera unlawfully caused the death of her husband and businessman, Juvenale Nsenga.
It is alleged that Ms Uwera knocked down her husband and dragged him for a distance on a concrete pavement when she rammed past the gate as he opened for her.
Earlier bail denied
Ms Uwera, who was charged in court and remanded on July 15, six months after the incident, was denied bail by the same court. The judge instead directed the court registrar to include her in the special criminal session to allow expeditious trial.
Court held that Ms Uwera did not show exceptional circumstances to warrant the grant for temporary release on bail pending trial.
The murder charges against Ms Uwera were sanctioned by the Directorate of Public Prosecutions but the police had earlier said they had found no evidence of intentional killing.
She was remanded following a court battle between Nsenga’s family members against the Attorney General in an application that sought for court orders to compel the Police to produce Ms Uwera in court to face murder charges.
Court had set the hearing of the application by Nsenga’s brothers; Mr Innocent Bisangwa and Mr Joseph Kananura who had sued Attorney General to have produce Ms Uwera produced in court over murder as was sanctioned by the DPP.
Ms Uwera allegedly knocked her husband dead while driving through the entrance of their home in Bugolobi, a Kampala suburb, in January. Ms Uwera was charged in court and remanded on July 15, six months after the incident. The murder charges against Ms Uwera were sanctioned by the DPP but the police had earlier said they had found no evidence of intentional killing.