THE WIDOW of deceased businessman Eriya Bugembe Sebunya, commonly known as Kasiwukira, has been acquitted (freed) of her husband murder by High Court in Kampala.
Ms Sarah Nabikolo was yesterday (Wednesday) released after court ruled out any possibility of having involved in the murder of her husband, Kasiwukira.
However, her cousin, Ms Sandra Nakungu and Mr Ashraf Jaden, a police officer at Muyenga Community Police Station were convicted of the said murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison. The presiding judge ruled that the two had a common intention to kill Kasiwukira. Ashruf knocked Kasiwukira and therefore was guilty of murder according to the judge.
Kasiwukira, was knocked dead in Muyenga mid-October 2014 as he was jogging in the neighbourhood of Muyenga, aKampala suburb.
He was hit by a car, which sped off after the incident. The police referred to it as an “intentional run over” about two months later.
At the time of his death, he was the deputy treasurer of the Kwagalana group (a group that is known as the rich men’s club in Kampala). He is also remembered for his critical role in the development of the local music industry. He was the first person to duplicate songs of different artistes onto cassette tapes in the early 1980s, which tapes he would brand with his logo “Kasiwukira” and then have hawkers sell
them around the city.