Some of us may have come across the story of the woman, Noella Rukundo, who crashed her own funeral, surprising her husband who had paid to have her killed. Read the full story HERE!!!
Her husband Balenga Falala was driven by a jealous rage where he thought his wife was going to leave him. So he sought to end her life before she got a chance to walk away thereby leaving eight (8) children motherless.
Luckily for her, the kidnappers were kind enough to tell her everything that was going on because they knew her brother so I guess they were compassionate. They also handed her recordings of their conversation with her husband where he was ordering them to kill her.
My question is WHAT DRIVES A MAN TO THAT POINT WHERE HE THINKS IT IS OKAY TO KILL ANOTHER HUMAN BEING?
Growing up, there have been times when I’ve been filled with so much rage over flimsy issues with my peers which resulted in a physical combat. I specifically remember one time when I was lucky enough to have a few people separate the ongoing “Affray” which I was involved in – Yes! I had a crazy childhood. Who didn’t?
Remember, all of this happened in my adolescence. Over the years, as I matured, I came to realise that there are more civil ways to handle disagreements and sensitive situations other than violence.
Despite the numerous methods I had/have of dealing with aggravated tension, NONE OF THEM INVOLVE MURDER.
So I ask again, at what point does someone think it is okay to take someone else’s life regardless of the reason?
Now let’s talk about Kalala’s punishment for his crime.
Given that there was hard evidence against him, Kalala pleaded guilty to the court for attempted murder and was sentenced to NINE YEARS in prison. Basically, a guilty plea attracts a reduced sentence.
So a man agreed to the fact that he deliberately planned to have his wife killed but unfortunately for him, the hired culprits chose to spare her life yet pleading guilty caused him to have a reduced sentence?
Someone please pinch me!
Who is to say that after he serves his sentence, he wouldn’t go after his wife to finish off what he started? Or isn’t it possible that he would just stay in there the entire nine years and plot his revenge on his wife?
Remember that nine years is actually four and a half with good behaviour then he would be eligible for parole. So if he plays his cards right and stays out of trouble whilst in prison, he could be a free man in less than five years of which he would be back on the road free to do whatever he pleases.
In my opinion, as much as prison or as they call it, “correctional facility” is the punishment for people who commit crime, I doubt it does any correction at all.
After all, it has been recorded that a very large percentage of people who are sent to jail for committing crime always go back to crime which is simply all they know how to do best. So what exactly are the prison yards correcting?
I really do think Kalala’s sentence is one too little and (if possible), his wife should appeal for an increased sentence.
After all, it took mere suspicion of his wife cheating and not that she actually cheated for him to release all of the rage in him to the point where he paid to have her killed. So what do we think he would do now that his wife has actually done something not quite pleasing to him which is sending him to prison?
Do we really think he would “forgive” her while he is in there? Or will he simply plot his revenge?
I think the latter is the case but if you share a different view, feel free to share your thoughts, opinions, comments and suggestions.
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