Winnie Byanyima, an aunt to Mathew Kanyamunyu while in court to stand surety for her nephews last month.

Aruu County Member of Parliament Odonga Otto has given former FDC presidential candidate Kiiza Besigye five hours to to ask his wife, Winnie Byanyima, to withdraw from the murder case of child activist Kenneth Akena.
Otto’s outburst followed Byanyima’s standing surety for murder suspect Mathew Kanyamunyu at the High Court in the morning.

“Dr. Besigye should have waited for government to complete investigations before he sent his wife as surety. How many have died in Norther Uganda because of him?” Otto said.

IN DOCK: The Kanyamunyus, Mathew and Joseph and Cynthia Munangwari appearing in court today.

Mathew, his girlfriend, Cynthia Munwangari and brother Joseph Kanyamunyu appeared at court today for their bail hearing, and as the norm is, they had to present their sureties and among the sureties presented was Byanyima, an aunt to the Kanyamunyus.
However, that didn’t go down well with Otto, who was among the people in attendance.

IN COURT: Relatives of murdered Kenneth Akena express their grief in court

Speaking to media after court, Otto, who has been among the MPs that have been following the case since its start, said he had given his former party president only 5 hours to tell his wife to withdraw from the case. He threatened to exhume Akena’s body and take it to Besigye’s home if the Kanyamunyus are granted bail.
High Court Judge, Justice Elizabeth Kabanda, adjourned the case to 5pm to rule on the application.

The trio is accused of shooting of Kenneth Akena on November 12, 2016 along Jinja road in Kampala.  Akena later died at Norvik hospital where he is alleged to have confided in his cousins that it was Mathew Kanyamunyu who shot at him after he accidentally knocked his car.

 

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