KAMPALA — A former internal security guard at Nakasero hospital, Robert Mutebi has today January 8, told court that businessman Mathew Kanyamunyu murdered the child rights activist in 2016.
Mathew and his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari have been charged afresh earlier today over the murder of Kenneth Akena in 2016 after high court judge ordering for their separate trial.
Court temporarily dropped the charges against Kanyamunyu’s elder brother Joseph who was reported I’ll in the hospital.
Mutebi who appeared as the third prosecution witness informed court that the couple brought in a patient at the emergency unit of the hospital.
Court heard that Akena was taken inside the hospital and a one Dr Percy called Mutebi and his colleague to be a witness when as the sick person was talking.
“Dr Percy asked him(Akena) what had happened and he said that gentleman wearing spects and a lady putting on a black short skirt are the ones who have shot at me, please do not let them go until my brother and police come. Dr Percy asked him three times and he was saying the same thing,” Mutebi narrated to court.
Mutebi further testified that the supervisor of the nurses a one Allan told him and his colleague asked them not to let the two people (Mathew and Cynthia) out of the get which they they did.
He narrated that shortly a white Prado came in and went straight to Mathew who picked a pistol from his co-driver’s seat with a black laptop bag which he handed over to a gentleman who drove off there after.
Asked by the prosecutor how he was able to see what was going on yet it at night, Mutebi told court that Nakasero hospital’s emergency unit has alot of lights and it was bright like day time.
Court further heard that Mutebi rushed to Wadegeya police to report the matter after Mathew had sneaked out the pistol which he was able to recognize since he had worked with several security companies.
Prosecution first led evidence with the evidence of of medical reports authored by Dr. Emmanuel Nuwamanya; a police surgeon from Nsambya who examined the couple and established that it is in a sane mental status.
The Other 2 doctors ; Victor Kigonya and Micheal Lukoma Muwonge of Univik medical centre along Kira road have been led as witnesses who had the first encounter shortly after the deceased Akena had been shot.
Dr. Kigonya who is currently working at Kibuli hospital has testfied that on the November 12, 2016 at about 7pm, while on duty at Univik medical centre , he was called by a nurse to attend to an emergency.
That On reaching the monitoring ward , he saw a patient lying on the stretcher and from his own assessment of a wound on his upper left abdomen, he concluded that the patient needed surgery and thus opted to refer him to a facility that could handle the condition.
When the two doctors have been asked by the prosecutor about who brought in the patient to their facility , they straight away pointed at Mathew and Munwangari who have been standing in the dock .
Both doctors Kigonya and Lukoma have testified that before helping the patient back into Kanyamunyu’s car for referral purposes , Mathew Kanyamunyu revealed to them that he (patient) had been shot although he could not state who had done so .
That it is at that juncture Dr. Lukoma who is the chief medical officer of Univik medical centre made a phone call to the OC of Kololo police post reporting the incident involving a shot patient because Akena (the patient) could only utter one word “call my brother “..
The witness added that Kanyamunyu who had brought Akena into their health facility which is about a kilometer away from the scene of crime, was running up and down in the facility.
Hearing resumes tomorrow for Mutebi to wind up his testimony