The killer of International Hospital Kampala (IHK) Midwife, Simon Shimanya has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Kimanya was sentenced by the Nabweru Chief Magistrate Patricia Amoko. Viola Kakai, 32 years and a mother of three children was hacked to death following a domestic brawl on 1st August, 2020. Reports indicated that Kakai’s children witnessed her being hacked using an axe.
It is averred that the elder daughter pleaded with him but he could not manage his anger. She moved out and called the neighbors to intervene and found her lying in a pool of blood.
The convict was arrested by Police detectives attached to the State House Anti-Corruption Unit. He was arrested from Wanyakala, Isingiro district where he has been in hiding after allegedly murdering his wife.
In her ruling, the magistrate said that the degree of injury and the weapon used in killing the deceased in front of her children was threatening. No child or person should witness the killing of their mother by their father
“Court had considered the fact that the children had already lost one parent and needed someone to comfort them therefore you are sentenced to 17 years in prison,” she ruled.