Ugandan man gets 18

PAR Cycle CanadaPosted on

Judge gave him a break because he’s young
A man who hit a security guard with an iron bar and then stole a motorcycle was sentenced to 18 years in prison this week by a Ugandan judge.

Godwill Kanyanya, 30, was found guilty of stealing a bodaboda motorcycle, which is a motorcycle taxi, on Feb. 15, 2012, according to a story on the New Vision website.

The security guard was knocked unconscious by the blow to his head. He was not able to identify the suspect, but the owner of the motorcycle saw Kanyanya with the bike a couple of hours later and raised an alarm. He also detained the suspect.

Uganda’s penal code allows a maximum sentence of life in prison for robbery, but the judge gave an 18-year sentence because Kanyanya was young and had spent almost two years on remand prior to the sentencing.

The prosecution asked for a long sentence because aggravated robbery is increasing in frequency there.

RECENT ARTICLES



Summary of Briefing on Honda Motorcycle Business – Realizing Carbon Neutrality with a Primary Focus on Electrification


CMSBK stars Lalande, Hardwick joining MotoAmerica Mini Cup finale in Barber


MV Agusta and KTM AG collaborate on distribution of MV Agusta motorcycles in North America


Bridgestone Announced as new CSBK Title Sponsor and Exclusive Tire Supplier


Sebastien Tremblay ends Ernest Bernard title challenge at Pro6 GP finale


Harley-Davidson launches limited edition Low Rider El Diablo model