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Police release only remaining suspect in Maj Kiggundu murder

Police is back to step one in the Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu murder investigations after releasing the only suspect they had in custody, URN can reveal. 

The suspect, Ismail Mukasa, was in custody for more than two months at the notorious Nalufenya detention facility in Jinja.
He was arrested from Kawempe after being implicated by his wife to have been behind the brutal murder of Kiggundu in Masanafu, Kampala, about year ago. Kiggundu and his bodyguard, Sgt. Steven Mukasa were gunned down on the Saturday morning of November 26, 2016 at about 7.30am.
Maj Muhammad Kiggundu and his driver were gunned down last year in Masanafu
However, on scrutiny of the information that had been given to the Flying Squad Unit operatives, it was established that the suspect had no role in the gunning down of the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) soldier. At the time of his murder, police blamed Kiggundu's shooting on the ADF rebels. 

Immediately after the murder, police went on rampage arresting more than 12 suspects. A reliable source from the Flying Squad Unit, an elite unit within the Uganda Police Force, told URN that most of the suspects were released while four of them were charged for different crimes other than the Kiggundu murder.

The police spokesperson Asan Kasingye declined to comment on the matter saying it is still a subject of investigations.

"Investigations are still ongoing. We shall update you at an appropriate time," Kasingye said. 

This adds on to former state prosecutor, Joan Kagezi murder investigation whose case file is still empty, more than two years after the crime was committed in March 2015.

In March this year, police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, who had vowed to hunt for Kiggundu's killers and bring them to book, was himself attacked and killed in similar fashion. His driver Godfrey Mambewa and body guard Kenneth Erau were also killed in the attack.


0 #1 wazza 2017-11-14 10:44
Once again, a display of incompetence of this useless police.

An institution that cannot investigate any crime should be disbanded. What a waste we have on our hands!!
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