Former Monitor sales executive murdered by wife, buried in pit latrine

Abel Katende, a former Monitor senior Sales Executive was reported missing last Friday (COURTESY PHOTO)

KAMPALA. Abel Katende, a former senior sales executive at Monitor Publications Limited, who was allegedly kidnapped on Friday last week has been discovered buried in a pit latrine.

Police investigation into Katende’s kidnap led them to question Katende’s wife according to Flying Squad Unit (FSU) commander, ACP Herbert Muhangi.

ACP Herbert Muhangi, Police Flying Squad Unit commandant (FILE PHOTO)

Mr Muhangi said the wife first denied but all clues pointed at her, so police arrested her to help in investigations.

“We interrogated her and she revealed that she kidnapped him with the help of the children and they killed him. They buried him in a latrine in Gayaza and we retrieved his body Sunday morning,” Muhangi said.

Susan Magara was kidnapped and killed (COURTESY PHOTO)

In February this year, Susan Magara was kidnapped and killed after 20 days in captivity. Her body was dumped in Kigo.

On the Rampant kidnappings and killings

“This is a new brand of crime but security agencies have adamantly mishandled it. The government to improve on expertise in technology to be able to use traces left by the criminals, “said Egesa Fred, a security consultant

Between December 2017 and March 2018, there have been over 10 widely publicized cases of people who have been kidnapped and even killed, while others are still missing.

Reports on kidnaps, over the past few months, have cited the involvement of relatives; an insight that has left a lot unanswered atop the public outcry.

So far security agencies has arrested over 10 suspects including three relatives in connection to the crime.

Fear and tension among the public keep rising every day since security agencies are dawdling at investigations and bringing the culprits to book

According to the Police Flying Squad records, between 2015 and 2018 a total of 53 people of different age and genders were reported kidnapped. Out of these, 27 were found by police alive while nine were found dead.



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