Rafiki Killer handed 11 Years in jail


July 30, 2020 - 170 views

A man who killed one of Uganda’s silverback Mountain Gorilla’s; Rafiki in a hunting escapade will spend 11-years in jail after pleading guilty to the charges,

Rafiki, a member of the Silverback family from Nkuringo Group in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was the head of a group of 17 habituated Mountain Gorilla’s. He had been missing for a day when eventually, his body was discovered. He was thought to be 25-years-old at the time of his death.

Byamukama, who was arrested together with his colleges later confessed to having speared the gorilla to death in self-defense after the group charged at him while he was chasing a wild pig. He was also found in possession with rope snares and a dog hunting bell.

But after pleading guilty, Byamukama pleaded for pardon. But Kabale Chief Magistrate Julius Kyaka Borere sentenced him to 11-years in jail because he did not waste court time,  by quickly admitting his case.

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