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How police tracked major suspect in murder of IHK medical doctor

Cathy Agaba’s body was found in a septic tank on Monday. (PHOTO/FILE)

KAMPALA – As the country gets to grips with the gruesome murder of Dr Catherine Agaba, a medical doctor at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), more details have emerged on how the crime was planned.

The body of Dr Agaba, 28, was found in a septic tank in a gate where she resided in Muyenga, a city suburb.

And now security sources investigating the matter have revealed to this website how a security guard at the gate, Ken Ronald Obonga, who confessed to the murder, was traced and arrested.

As police picked interest in the case, they are said to have started tracing her mobile phone which was seen to be still active.

Obonga, who had been guarding the area, first disappeared from the area, raising suspicion. Police then traced him to his home district of Apac in northern Uganda. According to sources, police found Obonga with the deceased’s phone, a television set and a woofer in his rural Apac village.

They then brought him to Kampala for further interrogation. He is said to have told the investigators that he killed Agaba shortly after she returned from work. According to him, there were no people at the time Agaba reached home and he strangled her in the house.

“I killed her and after that, another car came in hooting, I hid the body in the house and when the owner had gone inside I went and dumped the body in the septic tank. She has been reporting me to my boss and I thought by killing her my work would be safe,” Obonga’s written confession reads in part.

On Monday, he was brought to the crime scene, where she showed the investigators all the different spots through which he took the deceased’s body before dumping it in the septic tank.

Dr Agaba’s father is Fred Rukyagumba. She studied her O level in Mary Hill Secondary School in Mbarara and A Level at Gayaza High School before graduating from Mbarara University of Science and Technology.

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