A ballistic expert has told court that gunshot residues were found on the clothes belonging to key murder suspect Matthew Kanyamunyu.
The residues are normally deposited on the hands and clothes of someone who discharges a firearm. Kanyamunyu and his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari are on trial for the murder of child rights activist Kenneth Akena in 2016. Kanyamunyu, who is also charged alongside his brother Joseph Kanyamunyu insists that he only played a Good Samaritan by taking Akena to hospital.
Prosecution alleges that Matthew shot Akena, 33, in the stomach after a brawl over a car scratch on November 12. Akena died later at Norvik hospital on November 13, 2016.
On Friday, Robinah Kirinya a principal government analyst from the Government Analytical Laboratory in Kampala told court that she examined exhibits like Kanyamunyu's car registration number UAW 548M and in the glove compartment, where it is alleged he hid the killer gun that is still missing.
Kirinya also said that when she examined the clothes, components of gunshot residues were found around the edge and inside the right pocket of Kanyamunyu's pair of trousers and on the right-hand breast part of his long-sleeved sky blue shirt.
The 58-year-old Kirinya also told court that she found several items in Kanyamunyu's car which she displayed in court including a United Bank of Africa cheque book, Rwandan currency, receipts from Toyota, medicine, a copy of an ID card in the names of Busobozi Taremwa.
Others were a Capital Shoppers reward card, invitation cards, shoes and hairbrushes, business cards, empty sheets, neckties among other several items, some of which belonged to his elder brother Joseph Kanyamunyu.
After displaying the items in court, Kanyamunyu's lawyer Caleb Alaka told court that it was their first time to see the items because they have never been disclosed to them. Alaka asked justice Steven Mubiru for more time to consult his clients as to whether they should be accepted the items as evidence in the matter.