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Family of slain doctor reject security guard’s confession, asks Museveni to find real killers

The body of the late IHK Doctor Cathy Agaba arriveS at Our Lady of Africa Mbuya ahead of the requiem mass ahead of her burial in Orurembo Village, Ntura Parish, Mbarara District on Wednesday, April 24. (COURTESY PHOTO)

MBARARA – The family to the late Dr. Catherine Agaba has in dramatic circumstances rejected claims that their daughter was killed by a security guard for reporting him to his boss and instead urged President Museveni to intervene and help them find the real killers.

Speaking at Dr Agaba’s burial in Orurembo Village, Ntura Parish, Mbarara District on Wednesday, Mr Emmanuel Mbarebakyi, uncle to late Dr. Agaba, said the confession of Obangakene Ronald, the 24-year-old watchman, who was charged with the murder in court, is not real.

‘’I have read from the newspapers that the arrested suspect killed Dr. Catherine Agaba because she was reporting him to his boss. That is a liar because Catherine was not talkative but she would only talk about what matters to her,’’ said Mr Mbarebakyi.

He added: “Police and President Museveni should help us get real suspects who stopped us from enjoying the fruits of educating a girl child, the culprits who stopped us from seeing the introduction of our daughter because she had given us all what a parent wants from his daughter but she had promised us to bring a man to this family.’’

Mr Fred Rutagumba, the father of Dr. Agaba, accused police of slowing down the process of searching for the body of her daughter.

akindye grade two magistrate John Okipi has charged and remanded Ronald Obangakene, a private security guard who confessed to murdering Dr. Catherine Agaba from International Hospital Kampala (IHK) (COURTESY PHOTO)

‘’Police had delayed the process of searching for my daughter’s body until when her brother Maj. Moses Atwine involved the army and we recovered the body very fast. I thank the government for helping us search for my child’’ said Mr Rutagumba.

“Dr. Catherine Agaba’s mother died when she was five years and I looked after the four children she left behind to make sure that they all get better but the criminals did not want me to enjoy the fruits of educating children now everything is in that casket,’’ he added.

The priest of Rubindi catholic parish, Rev. Fr. Robert Ayebazibwe, said criminals have no space in the country.

‘’Somebody who confesses to committing murder is no longer a suspect but rather a criminal. I may not give President Museveni my vote come 2021 if he keeps delaying the signing of death sentences in the country. President Museveni should stop delaying death sentences of criminals because criminals no longer wanted to be part of our community,’’ said Fr Ayebazibwe.

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