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Police arrest suspect in Ssezi Cheeye case

Cheeye being interviewed in Luzira in 2016. PHOTO VIA UG Prisons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have confirmed the arrest of a suspect, said to have knocked dead former ISO director Teddy Ssezi Cheeye at Nakawa early this month.

“We have arrested the hit and run motocyclist on suspicion of murdering Teddy Seezi Cheeye at Nakawa. The suspect identified as Roger Kirya 32 years after a serious manhunt was found hiding in Mbuya Nakawa Division,” police said in a statement. Kirya has been detained at Jinja Road Police pending court action.

According to Police, Cheeye was knocked by a cyclist ridding boda boda UEH 773R as he was walking in Nakawa.

Kirya in detention

Cheeye, 60 at his death, was a veteran journalist and former head of economic monitoring in the Internal Security Organisation (ISO).

Exactly a year after his release from Luzira, the former director of Economic Monitoring at ISO was knocked dead March 1 by a speeding boda boda (motor cycle) as he crossed the road at Nakawa, just outside Kampala.

Released last March after serving 10 years for corruption, Cheeye who was founder and publisher of the anti-corruption magazine Uganda Confidential, was slowly getting back into journalism, publishing and appearing as an analyst on television.

Earlier, Police also arrested the runaway driver of a Divine Coaches bus on suspicion of murdering a traffic officer at Old Kampala two weeks back.

The suspect identified as Godfrey Kakonge  was found hiding in Kyetume Kyazanga, a place he sought for refugee after knocking dead Corporal Wilfred Tweituk, a traffic officer attached to Old Kampala Police Station.

Kakonge who was reportedly driving bus  UBA 684T, knocked dead officer who was controlling traffic on Lubaga Road.



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