Bullet found in Akena’s body, a doctor tells court

A black bullet was recovered from the body of children rights activist Kenneth Akena, a pathologist told the High Court yesterday.

Testifying as an expert witness under pseudo name “X” due to security reasons, the pathologist told the court that he retrieved a black bullet measuring 11mm by 4mm with a flat top in Akena’s rectum.

He said he established the cause of Akena’s death as a haemorrhagic shock due to the gunshot injury inflicted by the bullet, which was lodged in Akena’s body through the chest.

Businessman Matthew Kanyamunyu, the managing director of Quantum Logistics Ltd, and his girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari are charged with the murder. They are accused of killing Akena by shooting after the deceased accidentally scratched their car while he reversed for parking on Kyadondo Rugby Club ground on Jinja Road in Lugogo on November 12, 2016.

Justice Stephen Mubiru is hearing the case.
The pathologist narrated how he and his colleague (name also concealed for the same reason) carried out the postmortem report on Akena’s body on November 13, a day after the shooting. He said he handed the report to police.

The pathologist was prosecution witness No. 5. He said findings of the postmortem showed that all Akena’s organs in the abdomen had blood.

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