Residents in Kampala’s Kansanga Central zone, Makindye Division, were surprised to find a body floating in a septic tank at Kampala International University (KIU) yesterday.
Mr. Paul Mutiima
Mr. Paul Mutiima, a footballer with the Kansanga Central Football team, said the ball went off the university pitch at 11 a.m. And when he went to fetch it, he discovered blood spots on the septic tank’s surface.
“When I saw the blood stains, I moved towards the septic tank, I saw a body floating. I called my colleagues and later the area chairman, who reported the matter to police,” he said.
On Saturday, Mr. Mustafa Kamya, chairman of Kansanga Central Zone, said he heard the dead, whom he identified as Leonard Kato. Chatting to a girl, the daughter of a boda boda rider named Kayiza.
According to Mr. Kamya, Kayiza and the dead, a security officer, got into a heated debate about the girl, which turned into a brawl, leaving the rider helpless.
Mr. Kamya went on to say that he was told Kayiza afterwards enlisted the help of other boda boda riders. Who tracked down the dead in his rental room and thrashed him before dumping him in the septic tank.
“The deceased’s woman came after the fight, she tried to go to police but the boda boda people intimidated her and blocked her. The woman feared and went to sleep at her friend’s place,” the chairman said.
Mr. Kamya claimed that before the woman went to her friend’s house, they searched her room and discovered two blood-stained blades, but Kato was missing.
“I told her to get someone with a smart phone and take pictures because police may need them if we were to report the incident,” he said.
Mr. Kamya went on to say that he was taken aback when one of his neighbors notified him of a body in the septic tank. When he arrived, he discovered that he knew the individual.
At around lunchtime yesterday, a team of detectives from the Kabalagala Police Station went to the crime scene. The body, which had slashes on the chest and neck, was recovered by detectives with the assistance of several locals.
The body was taken to the Mulago City Mortuary for a postmortem.
Maama Mariat, aka Queen, a local native, said: “I saw the deceased at around 8pm on Saturday, but I did not know what had happened, today morning at around 9am, I saw [his] woman parking all the her clothes in the vehicle and she left.”
She stated she noticed blood marks on some of the bedsheets, indicating that they had a fight.
Mr. Luke Owoyesigire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, confirmed to this newsite that the case is being examined.
‘’We have strong leads into this murder case, and some suspects have been arrested but we shall give more details into the matter when investigations are in advanced stages,” he said.
KIU did not respond to our calls by press time, so we were unable to obtain a response.