By Andrew Irumba
Brian Bagyenda, son to Rtd.Col.Kaka Bagyenda, Director General of Internal Security Organisation (ISO), is set for the gallows after he was convicted of murdering his lover, by the high court, on Monday February 17, 2020.
Justice Moses Kazibwe found Bagyenda and co-accused guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Enid Twijukye,22, after police adduced enough evidence to pin him in the heinous act, which he committed in 2017.
Bagyenda was convicted together with his two employers; Innocent Bainomugisha and Vincent Rwahirwe to 32 years in prison each after deducting the two year they’ve spent on remand.
The two co-accused aided the killing of the when they were instructed to tie Twijukye on a bed before Bagyenda suffocated her with a pillow, after blaming her for allegedly cheating on him.
The offense was committed on January 4th, 2017, along Njobe Road in Luzira, at Bagyenda’s home, before the killers dumped the deceased’ body in Namanve Forest along Jinja Road, where it was recovered a few days later, before they were arrested.
The court relied on 16 prosecution witnesses who testified that Twijukye was suffocated to death with pillows.
Justice Kazibwe strongly dismissed Bagyenda’s claims of insanity as defense, saying it’s an afterthought to escape justice.
Bagyenda’s lawyers had last month asked Justice Kazibwe to acquit him of murder and instead commit him to safe custody as a criminal lunatic to await a ministerial directive, because at the time he is alleged to have committed the offense, he was not mentally upright.