Crime & Investigation

Katusabe Murder: Police to Reconstruct Crime Scene

NTV Entertainment Presenter Miles Rwamiti Apuuli says he is prepared to take on whoever stands for the position of Kampala Capital City Lord Mayor in the 2016 general elections.

Rwamiti was today unveiled as the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) official flag bearer for the top seat by the party Electoral Commissioner, page Michael Kabaziguruka at the weekly press briefing in Najjanankumbi.

Speaking to journalists thereafter, pharmacy Rwamiti  said time had come for leadership of the capital city to be left to youthful Ugandans like him who have better development ideas.

“I have lived in the city for all my life, cheap I know all the corners and areas that require development and I am ready to ensure that this is achieved if entrusted by the people of Kampala,” he said.

He promised to cooperate with Executive Director Jennifer Musisi, and aim at ensuring quality service delivery to the people.

When asked if he won’t find hard time at City Hall like the current Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Rwamiti noted that he is not ready to engage in the bad politics of fighting individuals instead of delivering services to the people.

“I will cooperate for the good of the people, with all authorities in the city.”

Rwamiti was endorsed by FDC after consensus was reached between him and other party members who had showed interest.


The trend of blogging continues to experience a boom in Uganda as writers embrace the platform to express themselves on a range of topics.

It’s only a matter of time until blogging attracts the mainstream attention like the popular social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Last week, help bloggers in Uganda took up a challenge to put up a blog post each day in an attempt to express and share their thoughts and experiences through writing.

The 7-day challenge codenamed ‘UgBlogWeek’ was the second following the one in 2014.

Joel Ntwatwa, a Digital Executive at Pearl Uganda who together with a few others propelled the 7-day challenge told ChimpReports that the purpose was to cultivate blogging in Uganda by growing the community of bloggers as a way of telling the unique Ugandan story.

“Last year we had ‘UgBloggers7Days’ and from that season we found new bloggers or got to enjoy the blogging that was unknown. ‘UgBlogWeek’ is a follow up. It might even happen more than once,” said Ntwatwa who is also an ardent poet and blogger.

According to Ntwatwa, the UgBlogWeek received a good response from several writers with topics ranging from culture, lifestyle, personal living, country and society.

“At least 40 blogs came out each of the first five days. Not everyone blogged every day but there was an effort to,” he added.

He is optimistic about the future of this trend in Uganda which he says is promising but requires ‘consistency and finer craft’.

Simon Kaheru, a professional media analyst, writer and blogger who took part in the week long challenge attributes the growing interest among Ugandan bloggers to the convenient internet access.


Kaheru told ChimpReports that the growth of blogging is unquestionable since people naturally seek ways to express themselves more as they grow.

“You may have noticed during this week that most of the bloggers that showed up are in a certain age bracket; there are thousands more who micro-blog on Twitter and Facebook today,” he addsed

“As they become more socially conscious or find they have more to say than those posts and tweets allow, we will see them exploding full-blown blogs.”

He appreciates the initiative and observes; “Such activities and challenges are fun, expose bloggers to more readers, expose readers to bloggers, and also give us the opportunity to test our own individual resilience and range.”

Beyond just expression, Kaheru believes that writers can make money out of blogging through advertising and also by exposing themselves to paying publishers.

“There are offers out there for writers that you would not believe! But besides financial pay, if you blog consistently you will find that, eventually, you have a book on your hands ready for publication!”

In the recent past, as the globe embraces the internet revolution, blogging has been used in especially the developed countries to influence the political and socio-economic atmosphere.

In fact in some cases, countries have clamped down on the media (bloggers inclusive) to prevent incitement of violence.

However, Kaheru says that much as blogging already has much influence in Uganda, there shouldn’t be a deliberate use to do so.

“As we blog, we reveal our interests and concerns and share them in ways that could snowball into changes in our society ranging from big to small. What we all need to do is blog more, blog regularly, blog well.”
The police investigation team is set to visit and reconstruct the scene of crime at Pine Village near the Kampala Central Police Station where city businessman Mohamed Ssebuufu is suspected to have masterminded the murder of a one Betty Katusabe.

Late last week, visit web the media was awash with reports that Katusabe, a customer at Pine car dealers was beaten to death by thugs on orders of Ssebuufu whom she reportedly owed some money.

Addressing journalists on Monday morning, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said they have interested themselves into finding out what happened on the fateful day adding that they will have to revisit and reconstruct the scene of crime.

“We are going to reconstruct the scene but over the weekend we went to Kajjansi where she (Katusabe) was staying in a bid to find out what exactly happened and what role was played by who in the murder,” Enanga added.

According to the police mouthpiece, preliminary results indicate that Katusabe died due to multiple injuries on her body.

“We have found out that the cause of death was multiple crash injuries likely from beating, torture or even assault.”

The police publicist said the Police Professional Standards Unit is investigating the poor handling of the case file.

Over the weekend, police boss Gen. Kale Kayihura expressed concern over one of the detectives’ handling of the matter saying she has to be investigated.

“The detective is among those we are currently holding in cells to help in the investigations,” Kayihura said on Saturday.

According to reports, money had exchanged hands so that the CPS detective ‘kills’ the case.

“This was an unpleasant incident done in a high handedness nature without any respect to humanity. We condemn it and shall fight hard to see the culprits are brought to book,” Enanga said.

He added that the matter is being handled by the Central Police Station and closely being monitored by the Kampala Metropolitan Police CIID officers.

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