Defence Lawyer Leonard Kasibante also argued that the convict was a first-time offender and still hard time to reform. He said that he will appeal against the sentence.
Godfrey Troy Wamala in court
Justice Jane Francis Abodo has sentenced Godfrey ‘Troy’ Wamala to
14 years in jail over the death of singer Moses Sekibogo alias Mowzey Radio.
Wamala was on Monday found guilty of manslaughter.
In her judgment at Entebbe High court Justice
Abodo, noted that prosecution failed to prove to court beyond reasonable doubt
that Wamala killed ' Mowzey. She, however, said that court conquers
with prosecution that the accused person participated in the brawl that ended
the artist’s life.
Justice Abodo noted that prosecution didn’t at any moment in its submission
connect Wamala to the killing despite being part of the bar brawl.
On Thursday Justice Adobo said that Wamala will spend 13 years,
three months and four days in jail because he has already served one year,
eight months and 26 days in Kigo Prison.
Defence Lawyer Leonard Kasibante said that he will
appeal against the sentence.
Prosecution argues that between January 22nd and 1st October 2018,
Wamala while at De Bar, a popular hangout in Entebbe town engaged in a brawl
with Mowzey that ended his life.
Musicians Douglas Mayanja alias Weasel and other musicians who were in court welcomed the sentence.
“This will help several other people learn that it
is not normal to fight within bars and kill other people,” Mayanja says.