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Not again! Kidnapped man found dead

James Kalumba was found dead on Monday after missing for close to a month (PHOTO/NTV Uganda)

ENTEBBE – In the wake of recent abductions that have rocked the country, Kampala on Monday yet again woke up to the tragic news that the body of a man who was kidnapped in Kajjansi three weeks ago had turned up in a swamp near his home.

A one James Kalumba, who went missing on August 8th was found in the wee hours of Monday morning lying dead in a swamp along Entebbe road.

The deceased’s daughter, Becky Nakasujja, says his father moved out of his home at Bweya-Kajjansi town council at around 9:30 pm but never returned.

The deceased inherited his father, John Ssenfuka’s estate. However, his efforts to keep his father’s estates intact were futile after his siblings reportedly insisted that the property must be divided.

Kalumba’s children said that the deceased and his family were tied up in family wrangles but were quick to fault the police for their reluctance in tracking the kidnappers.

The incident comes two days after a social worker, Maria Nagirinya and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa, were kidnapped and later found killed.

The bodies of Nagirinya and Kitayimbwa, were discovered on Friday near a swamp at Nakitutuli along the Mukono-Kayunga road in Nama Sub County. The bodies were found covered with dry grass and had cuts on the head.

Speaking during the burial of Nagirinya at Kibuye in Makindye Division on Sunday, Dr Ben Mukwaya, a family member, who is also the director of Nsambya General Hospital, said Uganda does not deserve such a police force.

“We approached them [security] as soon as our girl was abducted only for them to turn up at 6.30pm the following day,” Dr Mukwaya said.

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