Kanyamunyu re-applies for bail

By Ruth Anderah:

The infamous Lugogo forest mall key murder suspect Matthew Kanyamunyu has for the fourth time applied for bail before the High Court’s Criminal Division.

Kanyamunyu’s 4th attempt to bail has been made through his lawyers of Ochienge Associates.

Just like in his previous applications, Kanyamunyu has again put his constitutional right to bail and the notion of presumption of innocence as major grounds for his new application.

On August 23rd 2017, Justice Yasin Nyanzi dismissed Kanyamunyu’s 3rd bail application on grounds that he had made his application before the same judge who declined to release him on bail but with similar grounds.

Justice Nyanzi then advised Kanyamunyu to apply for bail as many times as he wished but before different judges.

Kanyamunyu is said to have shot dead social worker Kenneth Akena on the night of November 22nd 2016 along Kampala-Jinja Highway as the two got into a quarrel after the deceased allegedly scratched his car.