Court denies Kanyamunyu bail again

Kanyamunyu in court [Photo by Nicholas Bamulanzeki]

High Court has Wednesday denied bail to Mathew Kanyamunyu who is on trial for the alleged shooting of Kenneth Akena.

This is the third time Kanyamunyu is applying for bail pending the hearing of his case.

Kanyamunyu, a businessman and two others are accused of murdering Akena, a social worker last November at Lugogo, a Kampala suburb.

His two co-accused, include his brother Joseph Kanyamunyu and girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari.

Prosecution alleges that the three accused on November 12, while on Kampala-Jinja Road near Malik Car Bond, opposite Uganda Manufacturers Association offices in Lugogo, Nakawa Division, with malice aforethought, caused Akena’s death.

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Kanyamunyu’s lawyer, Evans Ocheng had argued that his client has a fixed place of residence at Royal Palms Estate in Nakawa Division and is committed to attend court at all times as and when required.

He cited the case of Kanyamunyu’s co-accused who were granted bail and the fact that his company, Quantaum Express Logistics, is making losses since he can’t manage it from prison.

During the application of Kanyamunyu’s third bail application hearing presided over by Judge Yasin Nyanzi, state prosecutors told court he should be denied bail on grounds that he is healthy and is under no harm.

Senior State Attorney, Immaculate Angutoko, said evidence before court is sufficient enough to convict Kanyamunyu whose murder charge carries a maximum sentence of death upon conviction.

The judge said Wednesday that Kanyamunyu has right to apply for bail as many times but not before same judge or under similar circumstances.

He sent the suspect back to Luzira prison on remand.



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