Akena’s brother, John Nyeko told court presided over by Justice Steven Mubiru on Tuesday afternoon he spent the entire day time with the deceased before his life was cut shot on November, 12th 2016.
Kanyamunyu and his Gilfriend Cynthia Munwangari
The seventh prosecution witness has testified against
Joseph Kanyamunyu, the director Quantum Express Logistics and his girlfriend, Cynthia
Munwangari for the murder of former child rights activist, Kenneth Akena.
Akena’s brother, John Nyeko told court presided
over by Justice Steven Mubiru on Tuesday afternoon that he spent the entire day time
with the deceased before his life was cut shot on November, 12th 2016.
According to Nyeko, they had planned to meet again at Kyaddondo Rugby Grounds around 6pm. Nyeko says he arrived
at Kyaddondo Rugby Grounds around 7:30pm but Akena was nowhere to be seen. He decided
to call him on phone but there was no response, which prompted him to start
looking for him physically.
Nyeko told court that he later received a phone
call from his other brother identified as Jordan indicating that Akena had been
shot and was admitted at Nakasero Hospital. According to Nyeko, he rushed to
Nakasero Hospital and found the gate locked and was only allowed in after identifying
himself as Akena's brother.
He explained that while at Nakasero hospital, Kanyamunyu asked him if he was the one who had called Jordan
before he informed him of Akena’s condition, saying he had rushed the deceased
to hospital as a Good Samaritan after being shot at Kyaddondo Rugby Grounds.
Nyeko said he left Kanyamunyu and stormed the
Emergency Ward where he found two doctors attending to Akena. He explained
that Akena who was able to speak, told him that Kanyamunyu had shot him at Game
Store Parking space as he was trying to apologise for scratching his vehicle.
According to Nyeko, he was taken
to Wandegeya Police Division later where he recorded a statement together with
the accused persons before returning to the shooting scene to search for
Akena's car which was parked opposite Malik Car Bond.
He explained that when he returned to Nakasero Hospital, doctors informed him that they had concluded the first
procedure to save Akena’s life and transferred him to Norvik Hospital where he
breathed his last a few hours later because their Intensive Care Unit was filled
Nyeko revealed that while at
Norvik Hospital, two gentlemen who identified themselves as Joseph and Moses approached
him, saying they were willing to help Akena’s relatives to clear his Medical
Bills and they exchanged contacts. He however, said the men didn’t show up again
after Akena was pronounced dead.
The witness disclosed that after Akena’s
funeral, he was taken to Police Parades at Jinja Road and Kira Road Police
Stations to identify the men he had met at the hospital. He was reportedly able to identify the accused
persons and Akena's belongings including keys, two mobile phones and shoes that
were reportedly recovered from Kanyamunyu’s car.
Earlier on, Rose Kadde, a groundnut hawker and
eye witness told court that while winding up her business on the fateful day,
she saw a medium sized man and woman from a Land Cruiser charging towards a man
in a smaller Car. According to Kadde, she saw the accused persons lifting the man from the smaller car and placing him in their
car but couldn’t understand what was going on.
Court adjourned the
hearing to allow for other prosecution witnesses to testify in the matter. Prosecution alleges that on November 12,
2016 along Kampala-Jinja High Way near Malik Car bond, opposite the main gate
of Uganda Manufacturer’s Association in Lugogo Nakawa Division, the accused
persons shot dead Akena.
The accused pleaded not guilty, saying they only
helped to rush the deceased to court when they found him injured.