Businessman Mathew Kanyamunyu and girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari have asked court to allow them enter a plea-bargain which will see them plead guilty to the murder of social worker Kenneth Akena in exchange of a liener penalty .
This has been revealed today before High-count judge Steven Mubiru as the duo’s trial which had been suspended for close to 7 months resumes .
Through their advocates , both Kanyumunyu and Munwangari have informed the judge that they are nolonger interested in continuing with the trial in which so far 13 prosecution witnesses have testified against them but they should be considered for the plea-bargain programme of the judiciary in which suspects plead guilty to offences in exchange to lighter offences.
The 2 suspects’ advocates have then indicated to court that they have had 2 meeting with the prosecution , the latest being yesterday .
The couple has further asked the judge to stand over their trial again for some short period as they also consider the outcome of the traditional means taken by Kanyamunyu who has since taken a step to seek forgiveness from the late Akena’s family and Acholi clan heads .
The couple still through their lawyers claim further hearing of the case may open up new areas of evidence and prejudice the outcome of mediation meetings