Kanyamunyu Murder Trial to Commence In Absence of Co-accused

High Court judge Stephen Mubiru has ordered the state Prosecution to separate the file on which Mathew Kanyamunyu and two others are charged with the murder of a social worker Kenneth Akena

This matter was fixed for hearing today, Wednesday, but one of the accused, Joseph Kanyamunyu (brother to Matthew) was not in court.
Court heard that he was being admitted in hospital .
This was revealed by defense lawyers led by Mac Dusman Kabega after presenting medical documents.
With no time frame in which he is expected to recover, the judge based on Article 52(1) of the Trial and Indictment Act to try the three separately.
“Although the the three people are charged jointly, each has their individual rights” he ruled.
The state Prosecution as such was given two hours to amend the charge sheet and have the trial for the two suspects, Mathew Kanyamunyu and Cynthia Munwangari commence.
Prosecution today  presented 7 witnesses ready to testify in a fully packed court with the deceased’s relatives donning  black Tshirts.
It is alleged that Mathew  Kanyamunyu, who was driving with his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari, got in a quarrel with Akena who was driving a Toyota Premio for scratching his car (Land cruiser Prado) and later shot him in the stomach using a pistol .
That after shooting him, Kanyamunyu played a good Samaritan role and rushed Akena to Norvik Hospital along Kampala  Bombo Road where he was pronounced dead .
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