Denied bail thrice, Kanyamunyu takes fresh shot

Denied bail thrice, Kanyamunyu takes fresh shot

The High Court in Kampala will for the fourth time hear embattled businessman Mathew Kanyamunyu’s bail application. Kanyamunyu is charged with the murder of a child rights activist, Kenneth Akena who was killed last November in Lugogo. Mr Kanyamunyu’s lawyer Mr Evans Ocheng on Thursday filed the application in Kampala insisting that his client has […]

No witness in Akena killing, court told

No witness in Akena killing, court told

The lawyer of Matthew Kanyamunyu, the key suspect in last year’s murder of child rights activist Kenneth Akena, has notified court he should be given bail as he has no capacity to interfere with witnesses and evidence pinning him. “The fact is no witnesses were named in this case so the accused will not interfere […]

AKENA MURDER: Kanyamunyus seek to be released

AKENA MURDER: Kanyamunyus seek to be released

After jailed murder suspects Mathew Kanyamunyu and two co-accused (Joseph Kanyamunyu and Cynthia Munwangari) being denied bail by  High court Judge Elizabeth Kibula Kabanda last month, the trio have given it another shot and re-applied for bail before Kampala High Court. They are accused of the alleged murder of a little known social worker Kenneth Akena, 33, who was […]

KANYAMUNYU CASE: Byanyima finally turns up for Police grilling over alleged Acholi v Bahima comments

KANYAMUNYU CASE: Byanyima finally turns up for Police grilling over alleged Acholi v Bahima comments

Edith Byanyima, a sister to Winnie Byanyima, the wife of former Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, has finally appeared at the Special Investigations Directorate at Kireka for questioning. She was called upon to appear at the SID for  interrogation and later make a statement regarding Police investigations into a case of promoting sectarianism and incitement to […]

Kanyamunyu case: State ready to pin brothers on Akena murder

Kanyamunyu case: State ready to pin brothers on Akena murder

Investigations into the killing of a child rights activist, Kenneth Akena, in Kampala late last year by the Kanyamunyu brothers are complete, the state says. Following their failed plea to be released on bail, the accused, Matthew Kanyamunyu, his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari and his elder brother Joseph Kanyamunyu, today left Luzira prison where they have been […]

KANYAMUNYU CASE: Byanyima skips Police grilling over alleged Acholi v Bahima comments

KANYAMUNYU CASE: Byanyima skips Police grilling over alleged Acholi v Bahima comments

Edith Byanyima, a sister to Winnie Byanyima, the wife of former Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, has failed to show up at the Special Investigations Directorate offices in Kireka, Kampala. She had been called upon to appear at the SID today (Monday)  at 10am for  interrogation and later make a statement regarding Police investigations into a […]

BYANYIMA: Acholi soldiers killed Kanyamunyu’s father; Acholi policemen haunting Bahima

BYANYIMA: Acholi soldiers killed Kanyamunyu’s father; Acholi policemen haunting Bahima

As Ugandans closely follow the infamous Kanyamunyu/Akena murder case, Aruu County Member of Parliament Odonga Otto’s acts of trying to block former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye’s wife Ms Winnie Byanyima from entering to court as she came to stand surety for the accused, her nephew Mathew Kanyamunyu, his girlfriend Ms Cynthia Munwangari and his […]

DFCU Bank’s involvement in Kanyamunyu murder case explained

DFCU Bank’s involvement in Kanyamunyu murder case explained

Since the death of Kenneth Akena in November last year following a shooting at Lugogo in Kampala, DFCU Bank Ltd. has in different ways been dragged into the messy affair. First it was alleged the victim was shooting after withdrawing money from the bank’s Shoprite Lugogo automated teller machine (ATM) and then two of DFCU’s security guards volunteered some […]