The trial of murder suspect Mathew Kanyamunyu has been pushed to October 27th 2020 over lacking funds.
Kanyamunyu is jointly charged with his Burundian girlfriend Cynthia Munangwari and his brother Joseph Kanyamunyu for allegedly shooting a children’s rights activist Kenneth Akena to death.
The trial of Kanyamunyu and his co accused is among those 40 criminal cases that were expected to be heard starting today before the High Court Criminal Division Judge Stephen Mubiru and be concluded within 45 days.
However, the Judiciary Public Relations Officer Jameson Karemani told our reporter that the case will not be taking place because they had expected to get funds to enable the smooth running of the session but they have not yet gotten them.
Karemani who did not reveal how much is needed however is optimistic that by the end of the next week, they will have secured some funds to enable the special criminal session to be conducted.
However, In September 2020, the prime Suspect Matthew Kanyamunyu visited the Acholi leaders for a traditional ritual commonly known as Mato Oput seeking reconciliation.
It is alleged that while at the ritual, Kanyamunyu reportedly admitted to killing the deceased and was asked to pay ten cows and three goats by the elders in Acholi.
Previously Kanyamunyu had pleaded not guilty before the trial Judge.