By our reporter
President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that butcher men who were recently arrested for using deadly chemicals to preserve meat should be sentenced for at least 20 years in prison.
While speaking at the annual judges’ conference at Speke Resort in Kampala on Monday, Museveni called upon the judiciary to desist from very lenient punishments to criminals if they are to ensure peace prevails.
He said the butcher men who use such deadly chemicals should be sentenced for at least 20 years to serve as a lesson for those who take people’s lives for granted.
How can a normal human being use search deadly chemicals at the expense of other people’s lives. I think those people need to be sentenced to 20 years in prison,” lamented Museveni.
Recently, six butcher men from Ntinda, Nankulabye and Nakasero markets were found guilty of using formalin to preserve meat and fish. City Hall court grade one Magistrate Beatrice Khainza sentenced them to eight months imprisonment.
The president further reiterated the need to sentence to death criminals that lead to loss of lives of others.
“For us in our societies we believe in the law of Moses, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, if you interfere with that you will see the instability you will cause here. In fact, I have been making a mistake of not signing death sentences but I am now repenting completely from that mistake,” he said.