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YEAR ENDER: Some of the gruesome murder cases that shocked Ugandans in 2018

Col Ibrahim Abirga, then Arua Municipality and NRM Member of Parliament whose life was in cold blood at Kawanda near the Capital Kampala. (FILE PHOTO)

Uganda registered a number of murder cases in 2018. PML daily has highlighted some these cases.

 January

Judith Ntegyereize, 34 was murdered by her husband Kateta Beshetsya, in Ntungamo municipality due to misunderstandings.

Ekalungar Francis, a Case clinic accountant went missing after he left for the bank with Shs20M. His body was discovered in Kajjansi town council.

MARCH

Susan Magara 28 was kidnapped on February 7. Her kidnappers demanded a ransom from her family.  She was allegedly tortured and later found dead at the newly constructed Entebbe express highway.

Kyohaire charity 32, a resident of Masajja in Makindye division, Kampala was allegedly strangled to death by his fiancé Monday Bathraine.

Susan Magara 28 was kidnapped on February 7. (FILE PHOTO)

MAY

Abel Katende who was working as the Accounts Manager at Monitor publications Limited was allegedly murdered by his wife Barbra Nabbanja.

Francesca Angom, 36, a wife to Janan Oyuku was allegedly killed by her co-wife, Christine Acen.

Pastor Jotham Tinka who was the head of the Mukono-based Apostles Delivery church was murdered in Hoima district as he was touring his farm. The suspects include a 45year old housewife and her two daughters, Fred Tumusiime,24, Keith Kamuramwa,20, Amon Akanyiziza,18 and Fiona Akabwenge,39all workers on the farm.

Roger Simbwa a robber was allegedly shot dead by ISO operatives as they ( Simbwa and team) had gone on a robbery mission in Kyengera with other five people.

Drina Nalule, an 18- year- old, a student of YMCA, Buwambo branch, in Wakiso district, was murdered and dumped in a bush near a pigsty in Mutundwe.

JUNE

MP Ibrahim Abiriga, the Arua Municipality was gunned down at around 7:30 pm in yet another brutal murder together with his bother Said Kango cum bodyguard by a gang of unknown assailants riding on two motorcycles.

The duo was laid to rest at Rhino camp in Lukudu Village, Lower Madi Constituency.

AUGUST

Yasin Kawuma, the driver of Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, was shot dead. Kawuma was shot dead from inside Bobi Wine’s Tundra vehicle near Hotel Pacific in Arua town.

SEPTEMBER

Muhammad Kirumira the former District Police Commander (DPC) was gunned down by unknown assassins on the night of September 8, Bulenga, a bubbly town in Wakiso district.

Kirumira was together with his friend Resty Mbabazi Nnalinya.

OCTOBER

City businessman Archie Rwego, 44, a father of one, was stabbed 10 times and killed in his house by armed in front of his helpless wife and children.

Rwego, a resident of Najjera, a city suburb, was attacked by three men wielding machetes.

Police leadership confirmed arresting a key suspect in connection to the murder of Rwego.

DECEMBER

Charles Muhangi, was found dead in his home with the cause of his death not immediately known.

Charles Muhangi, he a city business tycoon and former rally champion Charles Muhangi was found dead in his home with the cause of his death not immediately known.

But Police claimed Muhangi died of sudden death.

However, his friends and relatives, including those who were with him hours before he died, believe there is someone responsible for his death.

What does this mean for ordinary Ugandans?

With the murder rate soaring, Ugandans are taking precautions, such as going out less often at night. In Kampala, a flurry of new bars, restaurants, and hotels had opened, but the soaring violence has prompted Police to order them close before midnight.

Tanks and soldiers are now a common site along Kampala city and nearby suburbs.

In Upcountry, bars, and restaurants clear out early. Public security has also become one of the biggest topics of debate in recent.

Measures

President Museveni this year commissioned the National CCTV system Project at Nateete on October 9. Police is set to train over 3,000 officer to man and respond to unusual activity (PPU PHOTO)

President Yoweri Museveni recently commissioned the national CCTV camera command centre in Natete. During the commission, Museveni vowed a crime crackdown on urban crimes following a wave of murders including that of former Buyende district commander Kirumira.

 

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