City lawyer, Suzan Alweny, working with Liberty General Insurance, is the latest victim of Namugongo street attacks. Alweny was struck on the head with a blunt object on Friday at around 9 pm as she stopped to buy roasted meat along the Kiwatule-Naalya road.
Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says that police rushed to pick up the victim after receiving information about an unidentified female adult who was lying unconscious by the roadside. She was rushed to Mulago hospital in critical condition, where she was pronounced dead over the weekend. The deceased was identified after her husband, Simon Peter Oketcho, reported the case of his missing wife to the Kira police station.
“He told our officer that the deceased called him at 8:45 pm to know whether he had reached home.” She informed him how she had gone to buy roasted goat’s meat opposite Cynabel supermarket, “Owoyesigyire said.
In his statement to the police, Oketcho said that he waited for his wife in vain as all her phones couldn’t go through.
According to Owoyesigyire, “We have begun investigating this matter as a case of aggravated robbery wherein unspecified amounts of money and phones were all taken from the deceased.” Although he declines to provide further details, he claims that police have since detained one suspect. Following the September 12 kidnapping and murder of George Ekochu, an auditor and the cousin of National Resistance Movement (NRM) vice chairperson in charge of Eastern Region, Mike Mukula, by iron bar hitmen in the Namugongo-Buloli zone, While the victim was on his way to a nearby store to buy some items for his wife, the thugs attacked him. The deceased’s wife, Jocelyn Ekochu, reportedly told police that she became worried when he took a while to get home. Ekochu informed the police of this.