FLASHBACK: Mathew Kanyamunyu appearing in court

Mathew Kanyamunyu, the prime suspect in the murder of Social Worker Kenneth Akena, is today expected to appear before High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga, for the hearing of his bail application.

Mathew Kanyamunyu, his brother Joseph Kanyamunyu and his girlfriend Cynthia Munangwari are accused of shooting Akena on November 12, 2016 around Lugogo by pass. A day later Akena died at Norvik Hospital along Bombo and since then his alleged shooter has been in Luzira Prison.

Mathew Kanyamunyu applied for bail thrice before High Court Judge Yasin Nyanzi, to no avail. “Kanyamunyu has a right to apply for bail as many times as possible but not before the same judges under similar circumstances,” Justice Yasin Nyanzi said as he denied him bail for the third time.

The three were committed to the High Court in January by Nakawa Grade one magistrate Noah Sajjabi. Joseph and Munangwari were granted bail on March 28 this year as Mathew was sent back to Luzira prison on the assumption that he had capacity to interfere with witnesses and evidence.

Mathew, the Executive Director of Quantum Express Logistics, has previously presented Moses Karuhanga, his uncle Julius Kanyamunyu, Timothy Tumusiime and Stella Barungi Karuhanga as sureties.