Crime & Investigation

Kayihura: Katushabe’s Killers to Face Murder Charges

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), visit Gen. Kale Kayihura has revealed one of their own detectives at the Central Police Station (CPS) in Kampala suspected of attempting to frustrate the murder case of Betty Donor Katusabe has been detained.

Rebecca Namugenyi is thought to have received bribe from Pine Car bond boss, find Mohammed Ssebuufu so as to ‘kill’ the case.

Katusabe had procured a car from Pine but was yet to clear the balance.

She was reportedly beaten by thugs on the orders of Ssebuufu at Pine.

The injured woman was later taken to the CPS in Kampala before being rushed to Mulago Referral Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The incident has rattled the nation, with the public piling pressure on Gen Kayihura to crack the whip on the corrupt police who fell short of saving Katushabe’s life.

The car dealing company is located a few metres away from the Central Police Station.

“How could Ssebuufu just be left to walk away after only making a statement?” wondered Gen Kayihura.


“When I was notified about this incident, I ordered for his immediate arrest,” Kayihura revealed during a press conference in Kampala on Saturday night.

The police boss expressed disappointment in the detective’s conduct, saying she is being investigated by relevant authorities.

“The detective is among those we are currently holding in cells to help in the investigations.”

The IGP said Ssebuufu together with a gang of other three including; Steven Lwanga, Godfrey Kayiza and a one Mirembe will face murder charges.

“We are extremely sorry for the death of Katusabe, a business woman and pay our condolence to her bereaved family; we promise to ensure that the culprits face justice,” said Kayihura.

“We want to appeal to the members of the public who have any information and cases against Ssebuufu to bring them up because we are learning that he has committed many similar cases.”

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