Kanyumunyu trial resumes today, Verdict expected

The prosecution of businessman, Mathew Kanyamunyu, charged with the murder of child rights activist, Kenneth Watmon Akena, resumes today.

Kanyamunyu’s trial was recessed indefinitely by High Court Judge Stephen Mubiru on February 21, this year after his hearing ended without concluding the matter.

Kanyamunyu is fighting the charges jointly with his brother Joseph Kanyamunyu and girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari.

The Prosecution asserts that the accused and others still at large on November 12, 2016, along Kampala-Jinja Road opposite Malik car bond with malice aforethought caused the death of Akena.

Kanyamunyu is suspected to have shot Akena in the stomach over the denting of his car. Akena died a day later at Norvik Hospital, on Bombo Road in Kampala.

Joseph Kanyamunyu was added to the charge for purportedly hiding the pistol that Kanyamunyu allegedly used to shoot Akena.

Last month Kanyamunyu reached out to Akena’s family and apologized to them in an Acholi local justice ritual Mat Oput.

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