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Museveni assures Akena family of justice

Museveni (left) meets the Akena family.

President Museveni condoles and assures the family of Kenneth Akena of justice in the Lugogo shooting case

President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday visited the family of the late Kenneth Watmon Akena and expressed his condolences over the passing on of their son, who was shot in November last year.

Museveni who was campaigning for James Nabinson Kidega, the NRM flag bearer for the Member of Parliament seat in the Aruu north by-election, assured the family that justice would be dispensed since suspects were under trial. Akena was allegedly shot by Mathew Kanyamunyu.

The president met Akena’s father Francis Omona, mother Susan Omona  and uncles Ojok Ojara and Geoffrey Laptoo in Pajule sub-county, Pader District and thanked them for maintaining calmness in this trying time.

The family thanked the President for meeting them and said they were looking forward to a speedy, fair trial.

Akena, a 33-year-old Community Development Officer (CDO) in Pader District was shot after a minor car accident at Lugogo in Kampala. The car that was allegedly hit belonged to city businessman, Mathew Kanyamunyu and his Burundian girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari.

Akena died at Novik Hospital moments after he was admitted with a gunshot wound.

Kanyamunyu was later arrested together with Cynthia Munwangari and elder brother Joseph Kanyamunyu to help with the investigations.

On March 28, 2017, Justice Yasin Nyanzi granted bail to Joseph and Kanyamunyu’s girlfriend Munwangari.

Court however, declined to release Mathew Kanyamunyu, the prime suspect with Justice Nyanzi saying there was no guarantee that he would not interfere with witnesses.

Through Alaka and Company Advocates, Kanyamunyu appealed against the decision of High Court Judge Yasin Nyanzi to deny him bail and he wants it reviewed.

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