"The health workers in Mulago hospital accorded us all the necessary attention required to save Babirye, but we lacked funds to purchase essential medicines which partly contributed to her demise," her sister says.
One of the victims, aged eight, is said to have been lured by a neighbour who asked the minor to follow her, but later handed her to people who hijacked and later defiled the child. She was thereafter strangled and dumped along Church Road, where she was rescued by a police patrol and taken to Naguru Hospital.
Although Kawolo hospital receives a big number of emergencies because of its strategic location along the busy Kampala-Jinja Highway, the facility has a single ambulance registration number UG 3633M that was bought during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting-CHOGM 2007.
The thugs shot at Matovu three times and managed to hit him on the left thigh and arm. Matovu told URN on his hospital bed at Mulago hospital that the robbers trailed him from his workplace in the trading center and wanted to rob him at a dark spot where CCTV cameras don’t cover.
A source told URN that the group was briefly held at Kira Road police station before a decision was made to transfer them to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in Kibuli for interrogation. However, on their way to Kibuli, the vehicle was diverted to Nakasero State House following a telephone call from unidentified person.
According to highly placed sources, the Italian Embassy told police that Benni’s relatives have requested Police pathologist and Head of Medical services, Dr. Moses Byaruhanga and his team not to conduct a postmortem in their absence.
The suspects are Aloysius Tamale alias Patrick Sekyewa alias Young Mulo (not the musician), John Bosco Mugisha aka Mukiga, Umar Ssenyonga, Bob Mubale aka Musoga Ben and Majidu Bandiho alias John Bosco Kagame.