By Ronald Kabuye
The Highcourt in Kampala has finally released on bail the Lugogo forest mall key murder suspect Matthew Kanyamunyu who has been on remand at Luzira prison.
Kanyamunyu is indicted for the murder of social worker Kenneth Akena in November 2017 at Jinja Road- Highway within Kampala district after the two purportedly engaged in a quarrel when the deceased allegedly scratched his car.
Prosecution evidence indicates that Kanyamunyu immediately pulled out a gun and shot at Akena before breathing his last at Novik hospital in Kampala.
Justice Wilson Kwesiga has ordered Kanyamunyu to pay a cash bail of ten million shillings, to deposit his passport with the registrar of this court within 7 days and he will be reporting to the registrar in-charge of High court -criminal matters once every month until the end of his murder trial.
While releasing Kanyamunyu on bail, justice Kwesiga noted that he was satisfied that the accused has a fixed place of residence at Royal Palms along Butabika Road, that he had presented substantial surities and that there might be a like -hood of delay in fixing his case for trial given the judiciary cause-listing system of cases of first in-frist out
Justice Kwesiga also noted that there is a need to decongest prisons by decreasing on the number of remand in-mates before consoling the deceaced’s relatives that releasing Kanyamunyu on bail is not the end of the case as he will now join the long list of suspects who are out on bail but yet to face trial.
Matthew Kanyamunyu will now join his co-accsued Cynthia Munwangari and Joseph Kanyamunyu who were the first to be released on bail in March this year.