Police have picked up one suspect in connection to the brutal murder of Archie Rwego, the sales manager of Boma Tiles Company, also an in-law to CID director Grace Akullo.
Unidentified assailants stabbed Rwego over 10 times from his home in Kira municipality in the wee hours of Wednesday morning as his helpless wife Dorah Asio reportedly looked on.
He breathed his last while being rushed to Najjera hospital. Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire says they are holding a suspect in connection to the attack.
"Yes, there is someone officers have picked from a clinic, further information will be communicated after the investigations," says Owoyesigyire.
The suspect, whose name has been withheld by police, was picked up from an unnamed clinic in Kira municipality where he had been rushed by his colleagues for treatment for a dog bite.
During the attack on Rwego's home, the assailants hacked one of the guard dogs and poisoned two others before gaining entry. Family members told URN that a veterinary doctor examined the two dogs and told them that they might have been poisoned with a weak chemical that wasn't strong enough to kill them.
The third dog is suspected to have bitten one of the attackers before it was stabbed to death. The attackers gained access to the Rwego's home on the same that their private security guard travelled to his home district in Nebbi.
The murder of Rwego is a setback for President Yoweri Museveni and his security agencies who, at the launch of the first phase of the CCTV camera project earlier this month, said urban crime was now history because security is now ahead of the criminals.
The CCTV project was conceived after the murders of high profile persons within the city suburbs - including former police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, former Buyende police commander Muhammad Kirumira, Ibrahim Abiriga, the former Arua municipality MP and several Muslim clerics.