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Family of murder suspect into Kirumira’s case seek inquiry of his death

Relatives have petitioned court for an order to government to carry out a thorough investigation into the circumstances under which, one Abdul Kateregga suspected to be part of group that killed ASP Muhammad Kirumira last month. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA- The family of Abdulruhuman Kateregga, who was shot on allegations that he participated in the killing of Muhammad Kirumira has dragged the Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jejje Odongo and the Attorney General to High court for orders to compel them investigate the unlawful death of their family member.

According to an application filed today by Farooq  Kaweesa a young brother to the late Katerregga, men who were donned in the official UPDF uniform on September 29 shot dead Katerregga in Namungoona, a Kampala suburb.

Kaweesa says as far as he knows, his brother Katerregga had not been handed a death penalty by any competent court of law which the Army men could be deemed to be executing and thus Katerregga’s shooting and instant killing was unlawful.

Through their lawyers of Rwakafuuzi & Co. Advocates, Kaweesa has filed an application an inquest order that particularly requires one held to determine the cause of a person’s death.

They want court orders directing minister Odongo and the Attorney General to institute an inquiry into the death of Katerregga as it is presumed to be unlawful.

However, it should be noted that as soon as  Katerregga was pronounced dead, the Army issued a statement saying he was among the people implicated in the killing of former ASP Muhammad Kirumira and a lady Stellah Nalinya on the 8th/September 2018 at Bulega in Wakiso district.

The army further explained that Katerregga was shot at because he tried to flee from them.

President Museveni also sent a Twitter after Katerregga’s death confirming that he was a former rebel of the ADF who was granted Amnesty.

In a related development, Kaweesa has also sued the commander in -Cheif of defence forces Gen. David Muhoozi for orders that he releases his sister-in-law; Mariam Katerregga who was arrested and taken away by the Army on the day his brother was shot.

Mariam Katerregga is the widow of the late Abdulrahuman Katerregga.

In the application to produce the body of Mariam Katerregga in court dead or alive, Kaweesa says his sister-in-law is being illegally held incommunicado and yet no lawful charge has ever been brought against her.

Kaweesa, therefore, asks the court to order Gen Muhoozi and the Attorney General to unconditionally release Katerregga’s wife so that she looks after her 15 orphanage children.

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