Uganda, April 12 -- Kampala businessman Matthew Kanyamunyu has been released from prison after serving his sentence for shooting dead child rights activist, Kenneth Akena in 2016.

Kanyamunyu was sentenced to five years and one month in jail but he has served three years and five months upon remission.

Mr Kanyamunyu was released Friday morning, according to Uganda Prisons authorities.

The spokesperson of the Uganda prisons service, Mr Frank Baine said Mr Kanyamunyu was released upon making his earliest period of discharge.

"He is being integrated into the society after serving his punishment. We are optimistic that he will not re-offend," Mr Baine said.

According to Mr Baine, the convicted businessman was discharged like any other pri...