November 14, 2016

Lugogo Mall Shooting Suspect Arrested

Lugogo Mall Shooting Suspect Arrested


By Serestino Tusingwire


Police in Kampala yesterday arrested Mathew Kanyamunyu for allegedly shooting dead Akena Kenneth Watmon at Forest Mall Lugogo in Kampala.

The incident happened when Akena who had gone to withdraw money from an ATM machine at Lugogo accidentally knocked Kanyamunyu’s car from the parking lot as he was reversing

It is said that Akena tried to apologize and negotiate terms of repair, but it is believed that Kanyamunyu did not listen to anything at the moment, but instead pulled off his pistol and shot him in the stomach.

Akena was rushed to Norvik hospital from where he died after a short while.

RIP: Akena was shot at Lugogo Forest Mall in Kampala on Saturday night
RIP: Akena was shot at Lugogo Forest Mall in Kampala on Saturday night

 

“The shooter himself picked Akena and drove him to hospital. It’s only until medics said such cases are reported to police first that he turned to say he is only a good Samaritan and doesn’t know who was responsible,” said a family source.

Kanyamunyu is currently detained at Jinja Road Police Station as investigations are still ongoing.

Kanyamunyu, who is the CEO Quantum Express logistics, was reportedly in company of his Burundian girlfriend, Cynthia Munwangari when the incident occurred.

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