A civilian worker
with the Defense and Veteran Affairs Minister has been found dead in her house.
The decomposing body of 35-year-old Jane Anyango was found in her residence in Kigundu
zone in Kalerwe in Kawempe Division on Thursday morning.
The body was
discovered by residents led by the area Defense Secretary only identified
Mugaga, who was attracted by a foul stench and houseflies. The deceased’s neighbour, Emmanuel Ssenfuka, says they had spent days without seeing her moving
out of the house and thought that she had travelled to the village.
“When this morning we started getting a strange smell around, the people called
the defence secretary but on searching we found it coming from Jane’s house I
was shocked,'' said Ssenfuka. Godfrey Kaleti, the Officer in Charge of
the Criminal Investigations Department at Kalerwe police station, says the
deceased’s body had decomposed, an indication that she could have died last
“We cannot simply say she died of this or that. As police, we
cannot follow rumours. The cause of death is unknown; it is the postmortem, which
will answer all those questions,” he said. The deceased’s brother, Michael Bwire, says they suspect that his sister
was poisoned due to the animosity she had with some of her workmates in Bombo
Barracks, where she has been working as an office attendant.
He called thorough police investigations in his sister’s sudden death since she
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The Deputy UPDF Spokesperson, Lt. Col Deo Akiiki has asked the family to stop
making baseless allegations and wait for the postmortem report to ascertain the actual cause of death.
"The Ministry of Defense is saddened by this abrupt demise of one of the
committed workers of the ministry. By the time of Anyango's death, she was serving
under land forces headquarters Bombo. Let the family wait for the postmortem
report but not speculations,” said Akiiki.