By Kezia Agaba
Adam Kalungi,the boyfriend to the late Butaleja Woman MP –Cerinah Nebanda has been convicted of manslaughter .
Kalungi was however acquitted on counts of possession and intoxicating Nebanda with narcotic drugs. His other four co-accused were acquitted of possession and supply of drugs.
The conviction of Kalungi at Makindye Chief Magistrates’s Court on Friday has brought to an end the case that started on January 7 2013, shortly after the arrest of Kalungi in Kenya. Kalungi first pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter but later pleaded not guilty.
A three-man prosecution team argued that Kalungi and his colleagues were responsible for causing Nebanda’s death by supplying her with narcotic drugs.
Prosecution further argued that it was from his apartment in Buziga, Kampala that Nebanda consumed the drug that allegedly killed her. That it was from his home that Kalungi and his accomplices took the deceased to the Nsambya General Clinic, where her death was pronounced.
One of Kalungi’s lawyers, Nsubuga Mubiru, however, argued that it was Nebanda’s mother who knew the circumstances that led to her death because she was the last person Nebanda met before her death.