February 23, 2024

Man to Spend More 9 Years in Prison for Raping Mentally ill Woman

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High Court at Rukungiri has sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for raping a 28 year old mentally ill woman.

Court presided over by Justice Moses Kazibwe Kawumi heard that Henry Biryomumwaani  a resident of Nyakarambi village Ruyonza parish Nyarushanje subcounty , Rukungiri district raped a 28 year old mentally unstable resident of the same area.

Prosecution proved that on 11th December 2018 Biryomumwaani broke into the house of his victim and forced her into sex to which he pleaded guilty.

e pleaded for a lenient sentence saying he looks after his blind mother and the presiding judge noted that he was HIV positive but fortunately he did not infect his victim.

He was sentenced to 12 years in jail but since he has already spent 3 years on remand he will serve 9 years.


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