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Adam Suleiman Kalungi, key suspect in the death of former Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Cerina Nebanda has been sentenced to four years in jail.

Adam Suleiman Kalungi, key suspect in the death of former Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Cerinah Nebanda has been sentenced to four years in jail.
 
A downcast Kalungi heard his sentence today from Chief Magistrate Esther Nambayo.
 
Kalungi had earlier been found guilty of manslaughter in the same court.
 
In delivering her sentence, the chief magistrate noted that Kalungi had not shown sufficient remorse during his trial.
 
She said that on realising that the former MP Nebanda had died, Kalungi shirked his responsibilities and fled into hiding in Kenya.
 
She said Kalungi should have remained in the country to explain to the people of Butaleja what had killed their MP.
 
Nambayo said that she hopes Kalungi will send the four years of his sentence developing his character to become a better man.
 
On the other hand, Nambayo noted that Kalungi was not responsible for giving her the drugs that killed her.
 
Nambayo said the post mortem report indicated Nebanda had died of multiple organ failure which was a result of excessive consumpation of alcohol and drugs.
 
However, Kalungi had not physically administered the drugs to Nebanda.

The other convict found guilty in possession of a narcotic drug Ali Omar Almuzahim as been sentenced to one year in prison.
 
The magistrate also ordered that all the drugs found on Omar must be handed over to the SIU Kireka in-charge of narcotics for destruction.
 
Kalungi's lawyer Nsubuga Mubiru said his client had instructed him to lodge an appeal against his sentence.
 
Mubiru said that Kalungi was a layman who had no idea that his delayed action could lead to Nebanda's death.