Matthew Kanyamunyu Released on Bail

Mathew Kanyamunyu

Murder suspect Mathew Kanyamunyu has been released on bail by Kampala High Court Judge Wilson Kwesiga.

He was released on a Shs. 1omillion bail cash, while all five of his sureties were placed on a non-cash bond of the same amount.

Kanyamunyu, who is charged together the his girlfriend and brother for the murder of social worker Kenneth Akena last year, is free at last after making four different attempts at bail.

Kanyamunyu, through his lawyer Evans Ochieng filed for bail pending the hearing of his case, which has not been fixed ever since he was committed to High Court for trial.

His other two co-accused persons were released by the same court.

He was however denied bail on three occasions for fear that he would interfere with the ongoing investigations.

Unlike the previous applications where Kanyamunyu’s lawyer made lengthy submissions, today the judge advised him to put emphasis on a few areas which were not clearly explained in the previous applications.

The suspect presented proof that he has a fixed place of abode by providing a tenancy agreement of his home located at Royal Palms Estate in Luzira and an introduction letter from his land lord and LC chairperson.

He also presented five sureties, namely; Emmy Karuhanga his cousin, his uncle Julius Kanyamunyu, his Aunt Sebunya Amerian, another Aunt Stella Karuhanga and his guardian Gabi Gasatula.

State Attorney Immaculate Angutoko however, had asked court to decline releasing Kanyamunyu on bail because he has applied for bail under the same circumstances like the previous applications.

Justice Kwesiga promised before the ruling that he would exercise his discretion to decide on the bail.



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