Records at the Criminal Investigations Directorate indicate that the only information available about the murder are ballistic analysis report, the Scene Of Crime report, mobile phone analysis, call print outs and seven witness statements, all of them different in the description of the gunmen and the shooting.
According to an eye witness, unidentified gunmen shot the couple at around 8:40pm while walking to their home in Mwanjari trading center shortly after closing their Soda Depot in Kabale Central Market.
Ely Maate, the Kigezi Region Police Spokesperson, says Mugabes family negotiated with the kidnappers to reduce the ransom money from USD 20,000 and settled for USD 7500. He says Mugabes family sent the money prompting his kidnappers to escort him to Ishasha border in the wee hours of Tuesday morning where they set him free.
Annet Nakazzi, another resident says Abiriga waved to children while driving in his yellow Volkswagen car with his bodyguard and promised to return after breaking his fast not knowing that he was driving in an ambush.