LEFT: Gospel singer Bahati. RIGHT: Tanzanian actress Elizabeth Michael aka Lulu. PHOTOS | COURTESYLEFT: Gospel singer Bahati. RIGHT: Tanzanian actress Elizabeth Michael aka Lulu. PHOTOS | COURTESY
By THOMAS MATIKO

Tanzanian actress Elizabeth ‘Lulu’ Michael has been released from prison after serving her prison sentence for killing her lover.

Kenyan gospel singer Bahati had at some time confessed his big crush on Lulu.

The bongo movie actress was sentenced to two years in prison in November last year for causing the death of celebrated Tanzanian actor Stephen Kanumba.

Lulu was found guilty of killing Kanumba after she pushed him away following an argument over a phone call she had received.

Kanumba slid and fell on the floor, hitting the back of his head. He died moments later.

The case dragged for five hears until last year when High Court Judge Sam Rumanyika sentenced Lulu to two years in prison for manslaughter.

Lulu had initially chosen not to appeal the sentence.

However her lawyers, with the permission of her family, eventually appealed the judgement and on Monday the Dar es Salaam High Court changed the sentence and allowed Lulu to serve the remaining term outside prison as community service.

“Lulu amebadilishiwa adhabu na ameachiwa juzi Jumamosi kati ya saa 2 hadi 3 asubuhi. Hii si kwamba ameachiwa huru, bali amebadilishiwa adhabu na atatumikia kifungo chake nje, kitaalamu tunaita community service” Lucas Mboje Tanzanian Prisons, spokesman confirmed.

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