Byanyima again snubs police summons

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The aunt to the Kanyamunyu brothers, who are facing charges of murder of Kenneth Akena, again failed to show up at police for questioning.

Ms Edith Byanyima was summoned on Monday for questioning and later records a statement over allegations of promoting sectarianism and incitement of violence. However she could not make it due to “other commitments”, suggesting that she reports on Tuesday at 10:00am, only not to turn up again.

Ms Byanyima declined to say anything when contacted to explain whether she intended to report to police later or she was decided to remain defiant.

“I have nothing to say, I insist, I will say nothing,” she said on phone.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima says they (police) will keep waiting for her to turn up and later make a decision.

“There is still time, we shall wait for her to come. May be if she fails to come, we shall communicate our next step,” he said.

Ms Edith Byanyima is alleged to have made sectarian statements in an interview with a local online media accusing people of a certain tribe of being behind the death of the father of Joseph and Matthew Kanyamunyu. 

According to the Penal Code Act, a person who makes or utters any statement which is likely to promote, in any other way, “feelings of ill will or hostility among or against, any group or body of persons on account of religion, tribe or ethnic or regional origin commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years”

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