FLASHBACK: L-R Joseph Kanyamunyu, Cynthia Munangwari and Mathew Kanyamunyu in the dock.

 

High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga has set October 4, 2017 as the date for the hearing of murder suspect Mathew Kanyamunyu’s bail application.  This was after the state prosecutor today objected to Kanyamunyu’s release, arguing that ‘nothing has changed to compel court to change its earlier decision’.

And when he appears on October 4, it will be the fourth time Mathew Kanyamunyu is applying for bail, after Justice Yasin Nyanzi earlier denied him bail three times, arguing that he had the capacity to interfere with the proceedings.

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Mathew, his brother Joseph Kanyamunyu and his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangali are accused of killing social worker Kenneth Akena Watmon on November 12 last year.

The three were committed to the High Court by the Nakawa Grade One Magistrate Noah Sajjabi, following submissions by the prosecution, which averred that there was enough evidence to prosecute them.

Subsequently, Joseph Kanyamunyu and Ms. Munwangari were granted bail on March 28 this year but Justice Nyanzi remanded Mathew Kanyamunyu, the prime suspect in the case. At the time the suspect had presented Moses Karuhanga, Julius Kanyamunyu, Timothy Tumusiime, and Stella Barungi Karuhanga, as his sureties.

Mathew Kanyamunyu allegedly shot Akena around Lugogo after a feud over an accident involving the former’s car, and Akena died at Norvik Hospital along Bombo Road, a day after.