KAMPALA – For you who joined Social media recently and other quite forgetful ones, there is a case of kidnap and murder of Baby Kham Kakama 10yrs ago.
Baby Kham Kakama was child of the affluent and well connected who was reportedly kidnapped by Gordon Tumusiime, and with help from Brian Sajjabi and a maid called Mellon Nabaasa. The trio were in their early 20s.
The prime suspect Gordon Tumusiime was from Kyamuhunga. In fact, it’s in Kyamuhunga where Baby Kakama’s father Karekaho took Ransom money at a river called Nsubi, although at the time, after Museveni got involved in the case, he advised against paying the ransom but the distraught father went ahead and took the money under Nsubi river Bridge.
When I see Museveni get personally involved in a murder case, I begin to fear that investigations will not unearth the truth or that there is cover up.
The trio were tried by an emotional born again Judge Faith Mwondha in Nakawa and sentenced them to 30yrs in jail.
10yrs later, another case of kidnap and murder happens reportedly committed by Joseph Nuwashaba from Kizinda is in our faces.
Kizinda neighbours Kyamuhunga and both are located in Bushenyi. Nuwashaba is also in his early 20s and reportedly committed the crime in Masaka.
Strangely, he reportedly beheaded the kid he allegedly kidnapped and was taking the head to Rebecca Kadaga in a gift wrap.
How a 22 year old in Uganda, where boys of his age can’t sing National Anthem can move from Masaka with a wrapped head and locate Parliament premises is strange!
In a country where elites driving cars can’t read road signs, drive on one way ignorantly and/or miss directions and a 22yr old finds Parliament location with ease defeats my basic understanding.
Human sacrifice is real, but is it likely that Tumusiime and Nuwashaba were deliberately committing the crimes they reportedly confess or they were working for people we may never know?
Now that Nuwashaba has reportedly confessed to CID that he committed the crime, he will go to jail but if good defence lawyers interrogated him in a secure environment, would Nuwashaba confess to committing the crime and reveal the motive of beheading a young girl in Masaka and bring the head to Parliament?
A confession to a crime without a motive will not be helpful.
Or we assume this is another closed case of kidnap and murder of young kid where the accused is already guilty awaiting conviction?
Yes Kadaga may believe in witchcraft but how could the boy know that Kadaga believes in witchcraft since the last time she was reported at a shrine was 4yrs ago in 2016 when Nuwashaba was 18yrs.
I think competent defence lawyers need to interrogate (and cross examine) this case. We may get to unearth the truth than relying on Police narrative of confession.
The writer, Ronald Muhinda is a Dr Kizza Besigye’s personal aide and human rights activist