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Four Arrested over Kamwokya Councilor Murder, Prime Suspect on the Run

The suspects have been identified as Abdul Mwesigye 25-year-old carpenter from Komamboga in Kawempe Division, Wickliffe Mpumuza 19-year-old car wash attendant of Namuli zone in Bukoto and Hussein Sserubogo alias Abdu, a boda-boda rider from Kisenyi ll zone in Kamwokya.
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Police detectives from the Special Investigations Unit-SIU have so far made four arrests and still hunting for a prime suspect reportedly still on run in the murder of Kamwokya LC III councilor investigations. 

James Kakooza, the Kamwokya murdered LC III councilor, was trailed and killed while on his routine morning jogging by assailants who were riding on a motorcycle alongJinja road near Centenary Park on 16th of July.

Kakooza, who belonged to the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party, was also one of the four councilors representing Kamwokya parish at Kampala Central Division. He had previously also served as the LC I chairperson of the Church zone.

 

After his death, the Joint Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI and Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID have been carrying out the probe into his death. A breakthrough has been made after the arrest of four suspects who are allegedly linked to this murder. 

The suspects have been identified as Abdul Mwesigye 25-year-old carpenter from Komamboga in Kawempe Division, Wickliffe Mpumuza 19-year-old car wash attendant of Namuli zone in Bukoto and Hussein Sserubogo alias Abdu, a boda-boda rider from Kisenyi ll zone in Kamwokya. 

Fred Enanga, the Police spokesperson explains that Jane Nassolo is the fourth suspect being held in custody for reportedly giving false information to the detectives, that resulted into the arrest of five innocent people. 

“The lady was arrested on charges of giving false information in order to divert investigations," Enanga noted. "You know when such a big incident happens, we get different people who come with intentions of diverting us, so she deceived investigators, but because of a thorough probe at KMP, we managed to disprove her and those innocent people were released.”

Enanga explains that investigators are still hunting for other suspects still on the run, who were part of the plot to the murder of James Kakooza.

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One of the close friends to the deceased, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, has told Uganda Radio Network that the arrested suspects were able to reveal their boss whom they work for, but he is still on the run. 

"I can’t tell you the names, officers in the case informed us that the suspects confessed one person who gave them the mission," he said. But he is still in hiding. Right now we wish to see all those people brought to court, because of the pain we’re still undergoing."

Although the clear motivation to the murder is not clear, he suspects Kakooza’s trouble could have resulted from his enthusiasm to flush out criminals from Kamwokya suburbs.

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Police investigations into how he was trailed and killed indicated that before his routine run on the fateful day, Kakooza first posted on social media how he was going to run up to Jinja road and back which made the killers' mission easier.

“Just like the victim, there are many people who usually post their daily routines which is dangerous because it makes you a target to your enemies," Enanga cautioned.

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