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Kenneth Akena Murder Trial Set for December 11th

The Senior Communications Officer of the Judiciary, Solomon Muyita disclosed that the case will be heard by Justice Stephen Mubiru at the High Court.
The judiciary has fixed December 11th as the trial date for Mathew Kanyamunyu accused of murdering children rights activist Kenneth Akena.

According to the judiciary's senior communications officer Solomon Muyita, the case will be heard by Justice Stephen Mubiru of the Crimes Division.

Kanyamunyu and girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari are on trial for allegedly shooting Akena in Lugogo, Kampala, on November 12, 2016. His elder brother Joseph Kanyamunyu is charged with being an accessory to the murder.

Last week, the Directorate of Public Prosecution- DPP said that the case file is in their custody and only awaiting the judiciary to set the hearing date.

In January, Justice Stephen Mubiru adjourned the case indefinitely after state prosecutors informed court that they had not fully disclosed to the defence side all the witness statements to enable them effectively defend their clients as earlier directed by court.

On Sunday, family and friends of late Akena held a third annual memorial service at Christ the King Church in Kitgum Municipality.