A Ugandan man, Amuza Kamulya, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for defiling and impregnating his 14-year-old biological daughter.

A High Court in Jinja district sentenced him, after he pleaded guilty with his wife and daughter showing up in court to testify against him.

Earlier, he had denied the offence and had threatened to kill his daughter if she dared show up in court to testify.

He however 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.

While convicting Kamulya, Justice Margaret Mutonyi, described his actions as “monstrous,” saying “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.

“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.

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