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Mak univ student’s murder: Police arrests NUP Shadow minister, two others

By Kabuye Ronald

The territorial Police at Kampala Metropolitan North are investigating the circumstances under which Batungura Bewotti 27, a student of law at Uganda Christian University Kampala Campus and resident of Kikoni Zone B, Makerere 3 Parish Kawempe Division in Kampala was murdered.

The incident took place yesterday 14th/7/22 at around 1900/c, during the last guild Presidential open campaigns at rugby grounds Makerere University.

According to Kampala Metropolitan police deputy spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigyire police have arrested three people whom we believe were part of the chaos. These are; opposition youth shadow minister also legislator of Kasanda south constituency  Hon. Kabuye Frank who is detained at CPS Kampala, Ssekidde Allan currently detained at Wandegeya police station and Kabuurwa Muzafaru who is detained at old Kampala police station. 

Hon. Kabuye Frank on the left with NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

“It is alleged that during the campaigns a scuffle ensued between two Political party supporters that resulted in the stabbing of the deceased by students who were allegedly led by Hon. Kabuye Frank among others.

The Police were informed and upon reaching the scene we found blood stains believed to be for the deceased inside Nsibirwa Hall where he hid there after the scuffle that led to his stabbing.” Said Luke

The body of the deceased was conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for Postmortem from Makerere hospital where he succumbed to the wound. 

“Efforts are underway to have other suspects traced. Meanwhile, it is also alleged that the fight was between the NUP and FDC Political factions. The NUP team led by Kabuye Frank turned violent after a disagreement, leading to the stabbing.

We have cordoned off the area, statements are still being recorded and CCTV footages will be retrieved to aid in the ongoing investigations. More details will be availed as soon as they are available.” Said Luke

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