Businessman Mathew Kanyamunyu who is accused of murdering social worker Kenneth Akena late last year at Forest Mall Lugogo, has filed in High Court a fourth application seeking to be released on bail pending hearing of his case.
As in the previous three failed bail applications, Kanyamunyu presented the same grounds for release.
In his fourth attempt which he filed through Counsel Evans Ochieng, Kanyamunyu stressed that bail is his Constitutional right and that he must be presumed innocent.
He added that his bail sureties are substantial and that he has a fixed place of abode within the jurisdiction of the High Court.
Justice Yasin Nyanzi on 28th March 2017 released Kanyamunyu’s co-accused Cynthia Munwangari and Joseph Kanyamunyu but declined on two consecutive occasions to release the main suspect, mainly because of prosecution’s claims that he was likely to influence the investigations.
On 23rd/August 2017, Justice Nyanzi dismissed Kanyamunyu’s 3rd bail application saying that he brought before him the same grounds as he did in the previous application.
He however advised him to apply as many times as he wants but before another judge.
It is now expected that Kanyamunyu’s bail application this time round will be allocated to either Justice Wilson Kwesiga or Anglin Ssenoga.