Mathew Kanyamunyu sentenced to 5 years in jail

BY: Eyalama In News On

Mathew Kanyamunyu has been convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 5 years in prison for the reportedly killing social worker Kenneth Akena in 2016.

Kanyamunyu was handed the sentence on his own guilty plea, following a plea deal with the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

In several court appearances Kanyamunyu, together with his Burundian girlfriend Cythia Munwangari had denied shooting to death in a parking altercation back in 2016, the former recently decided to rescind the plea.

This followed a meeting he had with clan leaders of the later Akena in which he admitted to the murder and asked to be forgiven.

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Early this week, Kanyamunyu had asked High Court judge Steven Mubiru to stay his trial until he concludes Mato Oput, a traditional justice system (in Acholi) and plea bargaining with the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

The DPP’s office elected to withdraw the murder charges against Ms Munwangari.

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