Mathew Kanyamunyu has been denied bail.

By Sania Babirye

The high court in Kampala has for the second time refused to release on bail Mathew Kanyamunyu the key suspect in the infamous Lugogo forest mall shooting of social worker Kenneth Akena.

Justice Yasin Nyanzi however said on 30th /March 2017 will give his detailed reasons for denying Kanyamunyu bail.

However Justice Nyanzi granted bail to Mathew Kanyamunyu’s co-accused Cynthia Munwangari and Joseph Kanyamunyu on grounds that the facts of the DPP’s case show that the duo were accessories before or after the commission of the said murder by Mathew.

The judge also said he was satisfied that Joseph Kanyamunyu and Cynthia Munwangari will return to court for trial.

He therefore ordered the two to pay cash bail of 5 million shillings each and their sureties were bonded to 50 million shillings each and we’re banned from travelling outside the country without court’s permission.

Joseph Kanyamunyu was also ordered to deposit the Kanyamunyus’ land tittle with court. The two will be reporting to the deputy Registrar every 14 days.

Mathew Kanyamunyu, Cynthia Munwangari and Joseph Kanyamunyu are said to have murdered Akena on the night of 12th November 2016 along Jinja Kampala Highway, on allegations that he had accidentally scratched Mathew’s car.

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