Acholi Leaders Curse Winnie Byanyima over Standing Surety for Kanyamunyu

Acholi Leaders Curse Winnie Byanyima over Standing Surety for Kanyamunyu


By Serestino Tusingwire


A group of Acholi leaders has attacked Besigye’s wife and Oxfam Director, Winnie Byanyima for standing as surety for businessman Matthew Kanyamunyu who is accused of murdering Kenneth Akena.

The Aruu County MP, Odonga Otto has spit Venom on Byanyima saying it was unimaginable seeing someone in the caliber of Winnie Byanyima standing on the side of a suspected criminal.

“Of all people, Winnie Byanyima, the wife of Besigye to become the one to stand surety for Kanyamunyu! It is all over, the political lines have been blocked.” Otto said.

He even warned Besigye to always travel in an armored vehicle when going to Acholi Region.

This came after High Court in Kampala commenced the hearing of a bail application by businessman Mathew Kanyamunyu and his two co-accused persons.

A group of eight sureties including Winnie Byanyima in which Byanyima was inclusive was presented before court to plead for Kanyamunyu’s bail.

A team of Kanyamunyu lawyers led by Ronald Muhwezi have submitted that their clients have a constitutional right to be released on bail and that they will not interfere with police investigations if granted bail.

Court is expected to give its ruling in later hours.