Thieves Kill Special Hire Driver, Fail to Drive Away Stolen Car 

Police in Seeta, Mukono district are investigating a murder case and attempted robbery in which a special hire driver was killed but the thieves failed to get away with the stolen car.

Kampala Metropolitan police said that this crime happened on Wednesday at about 4 pm at Seeta Township.

It is alleged that three suspects hired a special hire driver, a one Batte Christopher, 58, a resident of Nyenje to transport them to Bajjo village between 4 pm and 6 pm.

In a police report released by Kampala Metropolitan Police this morning, “The suspects, while at Bajjo, strangled and stabbed the victim five times on the head and three times on the right hand.  They then bundled him in the trunk of his vehicle registration number UAY 765H Toyota Premio white in colour.”

However, as they were driving the vehicle away hastily, it got stuck and they had to call people around to help push it back on road.

The people saw blood seeping from the car trunk and asked them what they were carrying, but the suspects didn’t give clear answers.

On opening the car trunk, the body was discovered and immediately the mob attacked the suspects injuring one while two escaped in the confusion (a man and a woman).

Security is hunting for the suspects and the vehicle was also damaged in process of the mob action.


ASP Luke Owoyesigire revealed that Police was later informed of the occurrence and went to the scene.

“One male suspect was rescued and rushed to CPR a medical Centre in Mukono town for treatment pending interrogation.  A knife and rope were recovered in the vehicle,” said Owoyesigire.

The body was taken to Mulago hospital for postmortem as inquiries are still ongoing.

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