KAMPALA – The territorial police in Old Kampala Divisional Headquarters is actively investigating a gruesome murder of a boda boda rider, by two un identified male robbers.
The crime duo posed as potential clients and attacked, strangled and repeatedly hit him with a stone to the head, killing him instantly.
The two immediately after committing the hideous crime, took off after stealing his motorcycle.
The incident occurred on Friday, June 29 2019 in the wee hours of the night, at Kakeeka Zone, Rubaga Division, in Kampala district.
According to Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, this was captured on the CCTV cameras of a nearby nursery and primary school and was retrieved by the police who widely circulated for the public to help in the identification of the two male suspects.
Police in Rubaga came at the scene and retrieved the body of the deceased, took it to the city mortuary for further post-mortem examination.
Mr. Enanga adds that the cyber forensic experts are still analyzing the CCTV footage for facial recognition and formal identification of the suspects, as well as the registration number plates of the stolen motorcycle.
He added that police is engaging managers of all boda boda stages, whose members could have disappeared or anyone that might have knowledge about a missing rider or the two male suspects, to contact police.
Additional teams from the Homicide and Flying squad departments, have been dispatched to Old Kampala Divisional Headquarters, to assist in identifying the suspects and tracking them down for arrest.
Police has reminded all boda boda riders, of the continued threats against their lives, of robbers posing as potential clients.
“We urge them to avoid late night transactions, avoid carrying more than one passenger and to share trip details with colleagues,” Police PRO Enanga added.