Business man Mathew Kanyamunyu has been sentenced to five (5) years and one month imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
This comes after Kanyamuyunyu entered into a plea bargain with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), to the charge of manslaughter in exchange for a lighter sentence.
High court Judge Steven Mubiru sentenced him to 5 years and one month in jail after he pleaded guilty to the killing of social worker Kenneth Akena. While, his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari was set free after the DPP withdrew the charges after against her.
In 2016, Kanyamunyu was arrested on suspicion that he drew a gun at Akena after he reportedly knocked his car at a shopping mall parking lot in Lugogo, Kampala.
Akena had reportedly gone to apologize to Kanyamunyu after the accident, but Kanyamunyu instead lowered the window of his car and shot him at close range.
Kanyamumuyu was arrested with his girl friend Cynthia and his brother Joseph Kanyamunyu and were remanded to Luzira prison.
After securing bail, Kanyamunyu later made a confession to the murder of children rights activist, Kenneth Akena Watmon, through Mato-Oput, an Acholi cultural reconciliation ceremony presided over by Acholi Paramount Chief David Onen Acana II as a chief witness at the Ker Kwaro Acholi.