The Criminal Division of High Court has set 8th to 10th January 2020 as the dates it will hear a case in which Matthew Kanyamunyu, his girlfriend and brother are accused of the murder of Child Activist, Kenneth Akena.
Mathew Kanyamunyu, his Burundian Girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari and his elder brother, Joseph Kanyamunyu who are currently out on bail are facing murder charges following the shooting to death of Akena at Lugogo in 2016.
The trio along with their lawyers Caleb Alaka, Evans Ochieng and State Prosecutors Jonathan Muwaganya and Ann Kiiza appeared before High Court Judge Steven Mubiru this morning. However, Justice Mubiru informed them that he will be hearing the case from 8th to 10th January 2020 and also appointed two court assessors Juliet Kasengwa and Simon Mateeka.
It is alleged that on November 12th, 2016, along Kampala Jinja High Way near Malik Car bond, opposite the main gate of Uganda Manufacturer’s Association in Lugogo Nakawa Division, Mathew Kanyamunyu murdered Akena.
Joseph Kanyamunyu also faces alternative charges of being an accessory to the murder.
Prosecution alleges that on the fateful day after the events at lugogo, the accused rushed Alena to Nakasongola hospital where he was pronounced dead. However, Joseph is accused of removing a pistol that was allegedly used to commit the murder, fom Mathew Kanyamunyu’s Car Registration number UAW 548 M.
On Wednesday, the leader of opposition in parliament Betty Ochan spoke on behalf of Akena’s family, saying that they have waited long for the trial to start.