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Kanyamunyu set to discover fate of bail application

By Michael Odeng

Added 23rd August 2017 09:12 AM

Prosecution alleges that the accused with malice aforethought caused Kenneth Akena’s death

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Prosecution alleges that the accused with malice aforethought caused Kenneth Akena’s death

High Court Judge Yasin Nyanzi is today at 2:30pm set to deliver a bail ruling in a case where Mathew Kanyamunyu and two others are accused of killing a social worker Kenneth Akena.

A fortnight ago, Kanyamunyu’s lawyer Evans Ochieng pleaded with court to grant Kanyamunyu bail on grounds that he has substantial sureties and a fixed place of abode at Royal Palm Estates located in Butabika. 

He submitted that Kanyamunyu would not interfere with investigations and witnesses since inquiries in the case are complete. 

Ochieng further said that Kanyamunyu was willing to exhibit in court a land title, registered in his names for a piece of land in Wakiso. 

In reply, senior state attorney Immaculate Angutoko asked court to deny Kanyamunyu bail and have his case fixed in the next court session for trial so that his case is heard on merit.

“Completion of inquiry is not a guarantee that the accused will not interfere with investigations and witnesses,” she argued. 

Kanyamunyu, the executive director of Quantum Express Logistics is being charged with his brother Joseph, 41, and girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari, 27, who have since been released on bail. 

Prosecution alleges that the accused and others still at large on November 12, 2016 along Kampala-Jinja Road opposite Malik car bond with malice aforethought caused Akena’s death. 

Kanyamunyu is suspected to have shot Akena in the stomach over denting his car. Akena died a day after at Norvik Hospital, on Bombo Road in Kampala. 

Meanwhile, Joseph, a businessman faces another charge for hiding a pistol that Kanyamunyu allegedly used to shoot Akena. 

In his statement to Police, Kanyamunyu denied the allegations, saying although he had an exchange with the deceased over ramming into his car, he did not harm him (Akena).

Kanyamunyu claims that his only crime was taking Akena to hospital after he was shot. 

However, John Paul Nyeko, a relative of the deceased, said his cousin made a dying declaration in which he pinned Kanyamunyu for shooting him.

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