Press Release on murder Cases
Following the alarming rise in alleged murder cases, the Uganda Police Force stepped up its investigations, streamlining command and control and enhanced community policing to sensitize communities on crime prevention strategies to increase popular vigilance and enhance cooperation between the police and the communities, eventually reducing commission of crime.
The trend of the occurrence of these alleged murder Cases since the beginning of the year is; January 04, February 07, March 07, April 12, May 04, June 12 and July 08, a total number of 42cases.
These alleged murder cases were among others mostly committed by shooting, mob criminality, suicide, assaults, fire and ritual murder.
The Uganda Police Force has taken positive strides in investigating these murder cases and a number of suspects arrested and produced before court for prosecution. The arrested suspects are currently on prison remand.
Some cases however remain a challenge because of the complexity of the involved inquiries but the Uganda police Force is committed to finding the suspects and have them brought to book.
In the 10th July, 2012 unknown assailants shot and killed a resident of Kapeeka Sub County in Kiboga District; a one Henry Kayiira, a businessman and proprietor of Namutidde Investments in Kiboga.
On Wednesday August 22, 2012; Police investigations led to the arrest of one Jamiru Kafeero, his accomplice Mulani Ssekajja both approximately in their 40s and Sebuguzi Bosco. An assortment of Exhibits including a Sub machine Gun (SMG) assault rifle, two magazines one for an SMG and the other for a Semi-automatic Riffle (SAR) with 41 rounds of ammunition in total.
There were also car number plates for a Land Cruiser Reg. No. UAN 283Y which the two suspects confess to have robbed in Kiwatule and sold it in Sudan. We therefore appeal to whoever knows the owner of this vehicle to assist us in the conduct of this in investigation.
There were also batches of keys for different types of vehicles and many more items. We shall follow all the clues and leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators to book.
Jamiru Kafeero was arrested at one of his homes in Najjeera, Kira Town Council; whereas Mulamu Ssekajja was arrested at his home in Kamuli, Bweyogerere, Kira Town Council, Wakiso District. A total of 4 suspects including a daughter of one of the key suspects are in Police custody.
We are also following up a murder case committed in Mbarara District on the 24th July, 2012 where it is alleged that some people lured a businessman to a witch Doctor in a bid to get quick Wealth where they forced him to drink some substances which instantly killed him. The body was found in his vehicle abandoned at Kakoma Village in Kakiika Division, Mbarara Municipality.
The prime suspects in that murder were arrested and include; Bwambale Matata alias Mushaho, a witch doctor in Mbarara, his associate and accomplice in the crime; a one Bogere alias Mushaho and another Mwesigwa. All those suspects are remanded in Mbarara prison.
On the 10th July, 2012 at around 1:00 pm, Peter Baddokwaya commonly known as Pepe, a 47 years old special hire driver on Mengo stage, Kampala and a resident of Busega went missing after some clients hired him for a journey to an unknown destination. He was reported missing until someone bumped on his decomposing body on the 16th July 16, 2012 in the swamp at Lukwanga in Sentema Sub County, Wakiso District.
The Uganda Police Force arrested on Wednesday the 22nd August, 2012; a one Kalungi Musa aged 26 Years resident of Namungona and another Mukisa Moses a 19 Years old student Rubaga S.S.S, who are the two main suspects in that murder case and produced them to Mwanga two Court from and where they were remanded to Luzira prison.
There was also the murder of Hajji Abubaker Kiweewa on the 22nd June, 2012 at 1100pm at Kyanja Prime Petro Station; where unknown assailants shot him dead from a supermarket.
So far, one suspect; Balaba Luke of Kyanja was arrested, charged in court and subsequently remanded in Luzira Prison.
Uganda Police Force continues to investigate all the cases including among others the murder of Sheik Abdul Karim Ssentamu who was shot dead by unknown assailants at William Street, Kampala on 20th, April 2012.
However, in a related murder incident; a one Paddy Sserunjogi alias Sobi who during robbery of cash worth 530,000= at Spot Cash Forex Bureau, Kampala on the 23rd April, 2012 shot and killed a 27 years old Bireru Agnes who was seated at the verandah at around 11:30pm; was arrested and produced in court and is currently on remand at Luzira Prison.
The Uganda Police Force has established that the common motives of these murder suspects include, namely; quick enrichment; land wrangles, and relationships gone sour. The motives in some cases however, remain unknown until the due conclusion of the on-going investigations.
The Inspector General of Police has in addition to the enhancement of community policing initiatives constituted the Violent Crime Intelligence and Operations Unit (CIOU) under the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate.
The CIOU has registered tremendous achievements towards the reduction of the incidence of murder Cases throughout the country. So far over 30 core suspects have been apprehended across the country coupled with the recovery of illegal firearms.
We appeal to all relatives of the deceased and the general public to remain calm as investigations into these murders cases continue.
We pledge to leave no stone unturned in carrying out these investigations to their logical conclusion; and appeal to all concerned parties to cooperate with the Police as we execute our constitutional mandate of securing life and property.
For further Information contact:
Commissioner Simon Kuteesa,
Head of Uganda Police Press Office
UPF Press Office: 0414288864