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Investigators rule out murder in land dealer’s death



Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Special Investigations Division in Kireka alongside Criminal Investigations Directorate have released three suspects in the death of Wakiso land dealer, Samuel Musiitwa, who was a brother of slain Star FM journalist Robert Kagolo.

Assistant Superintendent of Police- ASP Charles Twine, who also speaks for CID confirmed to Uganda Radio Network –URN that the suspects, including the widow Aanyu Florence Adong, have been released on bond. The other two are Kaye Mukasa and Annet Mbabazi. Musiitwa was found dead in his wife’s car on April 26th after he had gone missing for five days.

Before his death, Musiitwa sent a WhatsApp audio to Kagolo and his elder son John Kamya claiming he had been kidnapped by men hired by Mulago hospital doctor Kaye Mukasa who was allegedly dating his wife Aanyu Florence Adongo.

Kagolo was unfortunately shot dead by Local Defence Unit soldiers he had secured to guard Musiitwa’s home as they took the body for burial in Gomba district. CID and Crime Intelligence launched a hunt for Musiitwa’s alleged kidnappers and murders.

Police arrested the deceased’s wife Aanyu Florence Adongo, Kaye Mukasa and one Annet Mbabazi, who was allegedly in constant communication with him during the five days he claimed to have been kidnapped.

But investigators later established that Musiitwa was leaving in a hotel in Kyanja where he was often meeting with Mbabazi up to the morning of April 26 when he was found dead inside wife’s car in Kasengejje.

Investigators arrested Mbabazi who confessed that she was indeed meeting Musiitwa at a hotel but she did not know that he had been declared missing. Mbabazi said Musiitwa told her that he had lost her job in Rwanda.

“He called me to meet him in Bwaise but I rejected that,” Mbabazi said in her statement. “I advised him to find me near my home in Kyanja and he accepted. We could meet every evening on my way to my home at a hotel. He told me that he did not want his family to know he had lost his job in Rwanda.”

Mbabazi, Mukasa and Adong were detained at SID in Kireka as police combed all possible leads to establish the actual story behind Musiitwa’s death. It was later concluded that he died on suffocation since he had locked himself inside the vehicle.

Although ASP Twine did not give much details, URN understands that detectives led by ASP Jacklyn shared their finding with president Museveni before a decision to release the trio was reached.

“We have concluded that there was no kidnap in Musiitwa’s death,” a detective said. “We have also concluded that he was not killed but all points indicate he committed suicide. He had a long standing domestic dispute with his wife because he accused her of cheating on him with Kaye Mukasa.”

Details indicate that Mbabazi was previously a girlfriend to Musiitwa but they separated since he was not ready to marry her. Ten years later, to be specific in March this year, Musiitwa resumed his interest in Mbabazi who officially got married in 2019.



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