Three Police officers have been arrested over the murder of a woman said to be a Rwandan near Nambigirwa Bridge in Kajjansi town council along the newly constructed Entebbe-Kampala Expressway.
Florence Maya Kamikazi, who was being chauffeured in a black Toyota Landcruiser number UAW 534B, was shot dead together with her friend, Joshua Ruhegyera Nteireho, as they headed towards Entebbe.
The suspected killers are attached to the Counter-Terrorism (CT) directorate. They are Davis Taremwa, Hassan Mugote and Wilson Atwijukire.
Sources revealed that Taremwa on Thursday evening signed for a sub-machine gun, number UGPOL 563100699022697, which was recovered from the scene of the crime.
“Taremwa and Mugote were deployed to guard at Hidden Treasure Hotel in Entebbe, but Taremwa abandoned his duty station and went for an illegal deployment where he joined the team that was escorting Kamikazi. Mugote was arrested to explain when his fellow guard left the hotel duty station why he did not report to his bosses. Atwijukire was arrested because he had gone to visit Taremwa at his home,” explained the source.
Preliminary details show that Kamikazi and Nteireho were shot by another person in the same car they were travelling in. The killer is believed to have been part of the escorts.
According to exclusive information obtained, Kamikazi, who was in the back seat of the car, was shot through the right lower neck and the bullet ripped through her left cheek, killing her instantly.
On the other hand, Nteireho was shot from outside the car, behind it, in what apparently appears like he was attempting to confront the killer. Nteireho was shot on the left upper head and the bullet ripped through the right side of his head, which shattered his brain, killing him instantly. However, by press time it as not yet clear who was driving the vehicle.
According to sources, security agencies will set out to analyse the two phones recovered from the vehicle in a bid to establish those who last called on them and to establish the identities of all the persons who were in the car.
Security agencies will also retrieve CCTV footage from Kampala up to the Kampala- Entebbe Expressway, where the shooting took place with a view to establish the identities of other vehicle occupants.
The Police are to also establish who was deployed to guard Kamikazi from the CT directorate; the motive of the murder and whether there was anything robbed from the lady’s bag.
It is said that Kamikazi was on her way out of the country, but it was not yet clear where exactly she was heading to. When contacted, the Civil Aviation Authority public affairs manager, Vianney Luggya, said he could not readily tell where Kamikazi was going, adding that it requires one to at least know the airline she had booked to travel with.
“It is the responsibility of the airline that the person booked to know where their client is going. Besides, airlines have a confidentiality clause, they cannot give out information about their clients, unless it is a security matter,” Luggya explained.