Seven witnesses testifying in Kanyamunyu murder case,court resumes today.
Kampala high court – Three witnesses including Doctors from Univic Medical Centre located on Kira road and a former Internal Security Guard with Nakasero Hospital, Robert Mutebi yesterday Jan 8,2020 testified in the Lugogo murder trial against Mathew Kanyamunyu,girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari,and Mathew’s brother Joseph Kanyamunyu,over the brutal murder of social worker Kenneth Akena on Nov 12,2016.
While the Doctors told court that the Kanyamunyuz brought them the patient in critical condition and they recommended a referral, Mutebi the security guard testified that he and the Doctors at Nakasero Hospital witnessed Akena’s dying declaration that the man and woman who had brought him to hospital are the ones who shot him and that they should not be left to go before his relatives are called.
Mutebi also told Justice Mubiru that while they were keeping watch of Kanyamunyu and Cynthia not to escape from the parking lot, he also witnessed Mathew exchanging the alleged killer pistol with a man who had driven into the hospital minutes after witnessing dying declaration.
Joseph didn’t appear in court because ‘he was sick’,prompting court to set him a special date.
“I have examined the medical reports of A3 (Joseph); it’s not clear as to when he will be healthy enough to attend the trial and since the period of his absence is indefinite, I find it unreasonable to adjourn the case to await his recovery which recovery, we have no idea as to when it will come,” justice Mubiru ruled.
“Therefore, I find that this case has to be decided in favour of ordering for a separate trial for A3 (Joseph) and a trial for A1 and A2 will have to continue. The prosecution is therefore, given up to 2pm today to make any necessary amendments in the indictment and proceed.”
Mutebi’s testimony was yesterday cut shot because of time and court adjourned till today 9th for him to continue. Court earlier set 8th,9th and 10th Jan 2020 as dates to hear the 7 presented witnesses, and Mutebi is the third.