Mathew Kanyamunyu back in Court to challenge bail denial

By Ruth Anderah

Mathew Kanyamunyu the key suspect in the shooting of NGO worker Keneth Akena has gone to the Court Appeal to challenge the decision of High court Judge Yasin Nyanzi to deny him bail.

Through Alaka and Company Advocates, Kanyamunyu says he is dissatisfied with part of the high court ruling and wants Court of Appeal to review it.

On 28/March/2017 Justice Yasin Nyanzi denied Mathew Kanyamunyu bail saying there was no guarantee that he would not interfere with witnesses.

The Judge also ruled that it was the Court’s duty to balance Kanyamunyu’s constitutional right to get bail on the presumption of Innocence, and to protect the society from lawlessness.

He then directed that Mathew Kanyamunyu remains on remand in Luzira Prison and wait for trial.

Kanyamunyu is jointly charged with his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari and his brother Joseph Kanyamunyu for the alleged murder of Social Worker Kenneth Akena that occurred on 12/November/2016 at Lugogo along Kampala-Jinja high way.

However Munwangari and Joseph Kanyamunyu have since been released on bail on grounds that they were mere accomplices to the crime allegedly committed by Mathew Kanyamunyu. They have been ordered not to leave the country.

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