Mathew Kanyamunyu, who allegedly shot Mr Akena for knocking his vehicle.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita has preferred murder charges against Mathew Kanyamunyu, the man who allegedly shot and killed social worker Kenneth Akena Watmon.

Mathew Kanyamunyu's lady friend Cynthia Munangwari
Mathew Kanyamunyu’s lady friend Cynthia Munangwari

According to sources, Mr Kanyamunyu is to appear before court today alongside his lady friend Cynthia Munwangari and, according to the DPP, will face trial based on Akena’s ‘dying declaration’, allegedly made to his brother John Nyeko before he died. According to Mr Nyeko, his brother told him that Mr Kanyamunyu, who delivered him (deceased) to hospital, is the very person who had unleashed the killer bullet.

Meanwhile, by press time it was not possible to establish what charges will be preferred against Kanyamunyu’s two brothers Joseph and Moses, who are also in police custody to help with investigations.

Their brother Mathew is linked to Mr Akena’s shooting last Saturday evening, allegedly after the latter reversed his car and scratched that of Kanyamunyu, allegedly resulting in the fatal shooting.

The death of Akena sparked off a public outrage that has since engulfed Kampala and caused divided opinion almost tending to a sectarian tinge.