Magistrate Warns Journalists in Kanyamunyu Murder Case

Nakawa Grade One Magistrate Noah Ssajjabbi has warned journalists against what he termed as being disorderly while covering the alleged murder case of social worker Kenneth Watmon Akena by Quantum Logistics boss Matthew Kanyamunyu last month.

Kanyamunyu (39) is accused together with his girlfriend(26) Cynthia Munwangari and his brother Joseph Kayamunyu(40).

One of the accused’s lawyers Grace Karuhanga told the Magistrate that court ought to take a whip against the journalists whom he said were ‘crossing the rubicon’.

The Kanyamunyus and Cynthia in dock

The Kanyamunyus and Cynthia in dock

“I think it is in order this court be allowed to court business without interference, pharmacy ” Katuhanga said citing an incident where a journalist had asked him to sit because he was obstructing him.

The magistrate in response asked journalists to always give respect to officers of court in a bid to facilitate justice to happen.

“We can’t stop you but you need to give respect to the place you are coming to so as justice prevails, ask ” Ssajjabbi warned journalists.


The magistrate  adjourned the case to December 20 after being informed by the state prosecutor Racheal Nabwire that they needed more time because investigations into the case have no yet been completed.

In an interview with ChimpReports, Kitgum Municipality MP Beatrice Anywar who was together with the late Akena’s relatives were in court said she was satisfied that the process of ensuring their own brother receives justice was going on well.

Kanyamunyu’s relatives in court

Kanyamunyu’s relatives in court

“It is a procedure because a criminal case cannot be hurried. We are satisfied with the process and we pray justice be reached,” Anywar said stressing they will have to wait for justice to take its course.


The accused smartly dressed suspects were this time calm and made no gestures to each other unlike in the previous court session.

After the session, the trio who didn’t say anything were led back to the court cells as they waited for the prisons bus.


The court was filled by relatives to both Kanyamunyu and Akena .

Prosecution alleges that the accused and others still at large on November 12 along Kampala-Jinja highway near Malik car bond opposite UMA main gate with malice aforethought caused the death of Kenneth Akena.


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