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Twists As Judge Adjourns Kanyamunyu Case to Next Month

Hearing of the murder case against businessman Mathew Kanyamunyu and his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari entered day-two with a number of twists unfolding.

On Thursday, the fourth prosecution witness testified in court revealing details of the post mortem report of the late Kenneth Akena which indicated that he died of shock and gunshot injuries.

This witness in fear for his life and job security, never revealed his identification and asked the judge to allow him to testify off camera.

In his testimony, this witness who was given pseudo name ‘X’ revealed to court that during the post mortem period, they recovered a black bullet and two surgical instruments from the stomach of the late Akena.

He also informed court that the deceased’s lungs had lost their normal size, the heart was normal, as well as the brain.

At this point, one of the suspects, Munwangari asked court to change the French interpreter because, Jim Nyabulungu was not translating to her standard.

The trial judge Justice Steven Mubiru informed her that the interpreter’s role is to enable her follow the trial and does not have to be word by word.

She however, persisted, compelling the judge to adjourn the matter to 4th and 5th February 2020 for further hearing as he ordered the Registrar to look for a suitable interpreter.

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“The Registrar has informed us that she is going to contact Makerere University and other Institutions to ensure that we get an interpreter,” Counsel Evans Ochieng reported to the judge

Earlier on during cross examination Robert Mutebi, the third prosecution witness and a former security guard at Nakasero Hospital who is a Senior four drop out was asked to read his statement in English but he failed saying was not good at reading.

Using the same witness, defense counsel Caleb Alaka asked court to order the witness to produce the book in which he recorded the details of vehicles that came to the hospital on the fateful day of 12th November 2016.

The judge however, faulted the defense for failing to ask for this book during the disclosure process.

He advised them to wait, promising to summon the witness again later if defense is still interested.

 

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