Mathew Kanyamunyu has pleaded guilty to the killing of social worker Kenneth Akena.
This was after he entered into a plea bargain with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), to the charge of manslaughter in exchange for a lighter sentence.
High Court Judge Steven Mubiru has sentenced him to 5 years and one month in jail.
Meanwhile, his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari has been set free by the court after the DPP withdrew the charges after against her.
Kanyamunyu is said to have made a confession to the murder of Kenneth Akena Watmon, at a meeting presided over by Acholi Paramount Chief David Onen Acana II as a chief witness at the Ker Kwaro Acholi.
Kanyamunyu, in the company of his girlfriend, Cynthia Munwangari murdered Kenneth Akena, a children rights activist on November 12, 2016.
The incident, according to the Police, occurred near Malik Car Bond opposite the main gate of Uganda Manufacturers Association on the Kampala-Jinja road.