Mbarara High court Justice, David Matovu has sent a man to jail for 8-years for aggravated robbery.
Prosecution told court that Elias Mwebesa, on September 23, 2014 while in Nyamityobora ward in Kakoba division in Mbarara municipality, together with another suspect still at large broke into the home of Nelson Tinkamanyire.
The thieves reportedly beat up their victim before making off with his television a set among other household properties. Mwebesa confessed to the theft, saying he was trying to make ends after his losing his previous job, where he worked as a casual laborer.
It is upon this background that the judge handed Mwebesa an 8-year-jail term at Kyamugoranyi government prison. In his judgment, Matovu said the convict will serve six years since he spent two years on remand.
Mwebesa broke down in tears as he was being taken away by the waiting Prison Warders. Nelson Tinkamanyire, the robbery victim welcomed the court decision.
Tinkamanyire said although the judgment will not take away the pain, it will deter other people who resort to dubious means to earn money.