Mathew Kanyamunyu, the prime suspect in the murder of social worker Kenneth Akena, has this afternoon been granted a ten million cash bail by High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga.
Kanyamunyu, who has previously been denied bail thrice, by Justices Yasin Nyanzi and Elizabeth Kabanda, arrived at the High Court for his fourth bail hearing at around 8am but Justice Kwesiga adjourned the hearing to 2pm.
“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.
Kanyamunyu’s cousin Emmy Karuhanga, his uncle Julius Kanyamunyu, his Aunt Sebunya Merian, another Aunt Stella Karuhanga and his guardian Gabi Gasatura, stood surety for him. Justice Kwesiga ordered Kanyamunyu to deposit his passport with Court, and also ordered his sureties to remind him to report to court.
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 prison.
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.