The High Court in Entebbe is expected to deliver its sentence to Godfrey ‘Troy’ Wamala, the man who was last week convicted of killing singer Moses Ssekibogo, also known as Mowzey Radio.
Mowzey Radio died of his injuries at Case Hospital in Kampala on February 1, 2018, after a brawl at De Bar, a popular hangout in Entebbe Town, on January 22, 2018 but a few days later, Troy was arrested while in hiding in Kyengera, along the Kampala- Masaka Highway.
Last week, Lady Justice Jane Abodo convicted Troy of a lesser offence of manslaughter after evidence showing that despite being at the crime scene, the accused didn’t have malice aforethought to kill the vocal singer.
“I find the accused who placed himself at the scene of the crime was properly identified by the first prosecution witness as being the one who assaulted the deceased. I find this ingredient was proved beyond reasonable doubt,” the judge said.
“I find that prosecution has proved all essential ingredients of the offence of manslaughter contrary to section 187 and 190 of the penal code Act beyond reasonable doubt and I hereby find Godfrey Wamala guilty of the offence of manslaughter,” the judge ruled.
According to the Penal Code , any person who by an unlawful act or omission causes the death of another person commits the felony termed manslaughter.
The Penal Code also defines an unlawful omission as an omission amounting to culpable negligence to discharge a duty tending to the preservation of life or health, whether such omission is or is not accompanied by an intention to cause death or bodily harm.
The law also says that a person who is convicted of manslaughter is liable to imprisonment for life.