The trial of three people including the Executive Director of Quantum Express Logistics, Mathew Kanyamunyu, his Burundian girlfriend, Cynthia Munwangari and brother Joseph Kanyamunyu will kick off today at the High Court in Kampala.
Justice Moses Kazibwe will preside over the trial of the trio that is accused of shooting dead Kenneth Akena on November 12, 2016 after scratching Mathew Kanyamunyu’s car along Jinja road.
Prosecution alleges that the accused and others still at large on November 12, 2016 along Kampala-Jinja road opposite Malik car bond with malice aforethought caused the death of Akena.
According to the evidence that the prosecution intends to rely on, Kanyamunyu is said to have been driving along with his lover Munwangari on the fateful night before he got into a quarrel with Akena whom he accused of scratching his car.
Evidence further shows that Kanyamunyu shot Akena three times in the stomach and that later the couple played a Good Samaritan by rushing him to Novirk Hospital on Bombo road where he died from.
However, prosecution also contends that health workers at Norvik hospital who interacted with Akena shortly before his demise claim he mentioned Kanyamunyu as his killer.
His elder brother, Joseph Kanyamunyu is, however, charged with being an accessory to the said murder and the prosecution contends that he was called by his brother at the scene of crime, picked the killer gun from the vehicle and hid it in order to conceal evidence.
The trio has since denied the charges and is out on bail.