KAMPALA – The suspects arrested over the murder of social worker Maria Nagirinya and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa were on Monday taken to reconstruct the scene of crime amid tight security.
The five suspects, who include a woman, were arrested on Sunday night during a raid on their hideout in Nateete, Rubaga Division, Kampala.
Amid tight security, the suspects were on Monday driven to the different crime scenes where they are said to have passed after killing the deceased and dumping their bodies in Mukono. The suspects were first driven Gogonya Zone in Bulenga, where they are said to have been renting a house. At this scene, the suspects, who were brought in a van, were hooded and the security forces in commando style cordoned off the scene, keeping residents and journalists at bay.
The suspects were led to one of the houses and after a short while, they were whisked away. The next destination was Kitooro Zone in Rubaga Division where some of the suspects reportedly rented a house. After a search of their house, they were then led to Namanve, in Mukono District, where they said they dropped off some clothes they wore on the night they killed their victims.
On Monday, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed that the security teams recovered some exhibits from the suspects’ home including a red jacket that the suspected kidnapper was wearing on the day of the kidnap and a Sim card belonging to Kitayimbwa. The exhibits were handed to forensic experts for examination.
Mr Enanga said police are processing the suspects for DNA examination particularly to establish fingerprint that remained on Nagirinya steering wheel. Nagirinya was a project coordinator for Community Integrated Development Initiative – CIDI, based in Muyenga along Tank Hill road. On the fateful day, she had been awarded a certificate alongside 65 others workers after completing a three days workshop.