BY UGANDA VANGUARD
NAGURU – Prime suspects in the kidnap and murder of Maria Nagirinya, a social worker and her driver, Ronald Kitayimbwa, have been arrested.
Nagirinya was kidnapped from the gate to her home in Lungujja-Busega, killed, and her body dumped in Mukono district.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said; “three prime suspects were picked from Bristol Bar in Ntetete by Kampala Metropolitan Polie and sister security agencies. These follows intelligence were got from three other suspects were had arrested earlier.”
He said the suspects are currently held at CMI facility in Kireka – as security agencies ‘process them’ to end a one week manhunt for the killers.
Last week, Police released closed circuit television (CCTV) footage that shows a man behind the steering wheel in Nagirinya’s car.
In a statement sent to the media, the deputy Police spokesperson, Polly Namaye, said they (Police) and sister security agencies retrieved CCTV images showing incidents that occurred prior to and after the kidnapping of Nagirinya and Kitayimbwa.
The footage was captured by cameras along the Kinawataka road that connects to the Kampala-Jinja Highway and the suburbs of Kireka.
“This is, therefore, to appeal to the public and any other person(s) who have useful information leading to the arrest of this suspect in the pictures to contact the nearest Police station or call telephone numbers: 0714667793/ 0714668079/0714668105 or tollfree 0800909990/ 800121222,” the statement read.
The breakthrough followed the arrest of a woman, Fortune Ayebare Mugisha, who reportedly was in constant communication with a suspect linked to the killers, according to sources.
According to Nambalira, Nagirinya was kidnapped at around 11 pm shortly after her younger sister had opened the gate by two men who trailed her to there rented premises at Lungujja-Busega community zone. “She called her sister as she approached the gate to open for her.”
The sister opened and just as she was driving in, the two men who were trailing her grabbed her and threw her in the back seat of her car, a Toyota Spacio.
“There was a scuffle and the sister made an alarm but they just drove off,” Nambalira said.
According to her close friend Rose Mwambazi, Nagirinya attended a training at the CIDI offices in Muyenga on Wednesday and left at 2:00 pm.