Murder suspects Kanyamunyu, Cynthia Munwangari given bail

Murder suspects Kanyamunyu, Cynthia Munwangari given bail
Eazzy Banking

High Court in Kampala has today allowed the bail application of Joseph Kanyamunyu, brother to Mathew Kanyamunyu who are facing murder charges over the death of a child rights activist, Kenneth Akena.

Kanyamunyu’s lawyers Caleb Alaka and Evans Ochieng filed the bail application last month.

Joseph and Mathew Kanyamunyu’s girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari were granted bail barely a month and a half after their maiden attempt was unsuccessful.

Joseph Kanyamunyu and Ms. Munwangari released on bail of Shs 5 million cash because they were accessories to the commission of a crime.

Court has declined to release Mathew Kanyamunyu, the prime suspect.

The accused persons argued before Justice Yasin Nyanzi that they have a fixed place of residence at Royal Palms Estate in Nakawa Division and are committed to attend court at all times as and when required upon being granted bail.

Also in support of his bail application, Joseph Kanyamunyu stated that he is married with five children aged between five and 15 and has many dependants to support.

Prosecution states that the three accused on November 12, while on Kampala-Jinja road near Malik Car Bond, opposite Uganda Manufacturers Association offices in Lugogo, Nakawa Division, Kampala, with malice aforethought caused Akena’s death.

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