On February 1, 2018, Uganda’s singer and songwriter Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio succumbed to injuries sustained following a brawl at an entertainment joint in Kampala.
A year and several months after his demise, Godfrey Wamala alias Troy, who was accused of committing the offense has today been convicted of manslaughter.
Justice Jane Abodo of Entebbe High Court on Monday said she had found Godfrey Wamala alias Troy guilty of manslaughter and not murder which he had been charged with.
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 defense, Wamala had denied touching the musician and said he saw two other men beating him up.
He is set to be sentenced on October 31, 2019.
The court had earlier heard that Mowzey Radio poured beer before one Pamela Musimie and another person, only identified as Ategeka, intervened by taking Radio out of the bar.
On the way, Troy grabbed Mowzey and threw him down and he hit the head on the ground. He met his death just hours after Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni donated $8,300 towards his medical bills.
Radio first steps into the spotlight came as a backing singer for Joseph Mayanja – better known to his fans as Jose Chameleone.
But in 2008, Radio split with Chameleone, leaving to form the Goodlyfe Crew with Douglas Mayanja, the younger brother of the famed singer, before creating their own duo and delivered renowned songs such as Neera, Bread and Butter, Potential, and Kuku,