The appellant, an army sergeant, was indicated and convicted of rape according to sections 123 and 124* of the Penal Code in the High Court of Gulu and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. This occurred shortly after he had murdered his maternal uncle. The victim was the young widow of his late brother. He appealed against both the conviction and sentence, arguing that penetration was not proved by the prosecution.
The judge was satisfied that the victim was telling the truth that the appellant, on gun point, raped her.
Taking into account the position of the accused and the gravity of the offence, the sentence is enhanced from 15 years to 25 years.
- The text refers to sections 117 and 118 - it can be assumed that this is an error.