A man in Jinja, Uganda has been sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for allegedly defiling and impregnating his 14-year-old biological daughter by the country’s High Court on Tuesday, October 27.
Amuza Kamulya, from Jinja District, pleaded guilty after his daughter and his wife showed up in court to testify against him.
He had denied the offence and had threatened to kill his daughter if she dared show up in court to testify.
However, last month, he changed his mind and pleaded guilty after his daughter appeared in court following a warrant of arrest against her and her mother to testify in the trial.
“The monstrous convict robbed his daughter of her self-esteem and betrayed her trust in him. His reckless, satanic and savagery conduct, has left a mark on her that will never be erased from her mind and the damage is for a life time,” Justice Mutonyi ruled.
“The convict in this case being a biological father, who chose to abuse his daughter instead of protecting her, deserved to be sentenced to death by hanging but because he pleaded guilty, I am considering a lesser punishment of 50 years,” the judge added.