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Idris Nsubuga was able to describe the facial features of the said suicide bombers while they were alive and dead. The witness who was continuing with his testimony from where he had stopped last evening, said he next saw that he saw the suicide bombers after the twin blasts was in the press but dead.

The second prosecution witness in the ongoing 2010 twin bomb trial has been able to identify through photographs of the two heads of suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Kyadondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village Restaurant.
 
Idris Nsubuga was able to describe the facial features of the said suicide bombers while they were alive and dead.
 
The witness who was continuing with his testimony from where he had stopped last evening, said he next saw that he saw the suicide bombers after the twin blasts was in the press but dead.
 
Nsubuga described Morsa, the Somali national as having blood on the head, eyes were half open and the teeth protruding.
 
The pictures were there after tendered in court presided over Alphonse Owiny-Dollo as prosecution exhibits.
 
On the other hand, describing the Somali national while he was still alive, Mr Nsubuga said he was a tall, light skinned and slender man with a long nose.
 
Turning to describing the Kenyan suicide bomber Kaka, the witness said he was short and dark skinned man who had a flat big nose.
 
Earlier, the witness had told told court presided over by Alphonse Owiny-Dollo that " I was misled in this whole matter. I this operation, I was manipulated and when I realized the magnitude and consequences out of regret, I admitted the charge and confession..."
 
In the related development, the witness who was in 2011 convicted of his own plea guilty for detonating one of the bombs at Kyadondo Rugby Club and sentenced to 25 years in jail but now turned into state witness, earlier told court of how he was misled by his colleagues to be part of the deadly mission and that he regrets it.
 
To that extent, he aplogised to Ugandans also court and that he will never be misled again into such activities.
 
He also went on to explain to court that he was testifying against his former colleagues (now suspects) to enable the victims of the 2010 bombings get justice.
 
Lino Anguzo, the principal state attorney, who was leading the witness to testify, asked him whether he has a grudge against any of the suspects and he replied no.
 
Yesterday, this same witness, narrated to court how the plot to detonate the bombs was done and how he personally detonated the second bomb at Kyadondo Rugby Club.
 
This trial involves 13 bomb suspects who are accused of being behind the twin bombing of football fans who were watching the 2010 World cup final between Netherlands and Spain at Kyadondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala, Kampala killing over 76 people and leaving many injured.
 
The suspects face charges of terrorism, murder, attempted murder and being accessories to terrorism.
 
The hearing continues tomorrow with the host of defense lawyers led by Caleb Alaka expected to cross examine Nsubuga at 11am.