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Nebanda's Lover Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Adam Suleiman Kalungi, the man who was with fallen Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda moments before she died, has pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter.
Adam Suleiman Kalungi, the man who was with fallen Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda moments before she died, has pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter.

“Yes it’s true,” said Kalungi to a fairly packed Makindye courtroom.

However, the Chief Magistrate Esther Nabayo, could not take his plea of guilty since he did not have a lawyer to advise him on the consequences of his plea of guilty to manslaughter.

The magistrate instead remanded Kalungi till tomorrow when the state will provide him with a lawyer to advise him before he can plead to the charge.

Manslaughter is a capital offense that carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

The state alleges that Kalungi and five others who are already remanded at Luzira prison, caused the death of MP Nebanda on December 14 2012.

According to the charge sheet, Kalungi also faces other charges of unlawful possession of narcotic drugs contrary to section 47 (1) and 60 (2) of the National Drug Policy and Authority Act 1993.

The State alleges that Kalungi, during the period of September and December 2012, had in his possession a class A drug. He is also jointly charged with five others with supplying the restricted drug.

Kalungi was driven to Makindye Chief Magistrates Court under tight security from Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Kireka.

Makindye residents stood outside the court premises in groups to physically look at the young man believed to have been the boyfriend of the fallen MP.

His charging comes, two days after he was taken back to his Buziga home in Kampala for purposes reconstructing the scene of crime, where the MP was carried from to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

He was dressed in green pants, maroon squared shirt with a casual brownish leather jacket.

He was driven away in a white tinted saloon car to Luzira under tight security.

Kalungi went into hiding on the evening of Friday December 14, moments after Nebanda was pronounced dead. He was arrested on January 4 by the Kenyan police in Mombasa and deported to Uganda.

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