Entebbe High Court Justice Jane Abodo has this morning sentenced Godfrey Wamala alias Troy to 14 years in prison for killing Singer Moses Sekibogo who was known by his stage name as Mowzey Radio.
Justice Abodo on Monday this week found Wamala guilty of manslaughter and not murder which he had been charged with, which is a lesser offence.
In court language, manslaughter refers to the crime of killing a human being without malice aforethought, or in circumstances not amounting to murder.
The judge in her ruling read to a fully-packed court argued that Wamala squarely linked himself to the scene of the crime when he admitted he was present when the incident happened.
In his defence, Wamala had denied touching the musician and said he saw two other men beating him up.
While giving her sentence, Justice Abodo told Wamala that he can appeal within 14 days if he is not satisfied with the sentence.
Manslaughter is a lesser offence than murder which attracts a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
Court heard that on January 22, 2018, Wamala was seen with the Nakudata singer at the Debar drinking, before a scuffle between the singer and other people ensued.
Radio allegedly poured booze on some people before a one Pamela Musimire and another person only identified as Ategeka intervened by taking Radio out of the bar.
Outside the bar, Wamala reportedly grabbed the singer and beat him up.
The prosecution said that after the beating, Wamala took off and hid in Kyengera until February 4, 2018, when he handed himself to police when Radio had died.