Police in Masaka are hunting for 40 more suspects in connection with the brutal murder of Paul Kiggundu, a reporter with Masaka based Top Radio.
In September, a mob comprising of boda boda cyclists lynched Kiggundu at Nkenge village in Nabigasa sub county, Rakai district. Kiggundu had gone to report about the mob justice of boda boda cyclists who were lynched a suspected motor cycle thief.
However, after killing the suspected motor cycle robber, the mob also turned Kiggundu and lynched him as well on grounds that he was alerting the police to arrest them. Six suspects have so been arrested and remanded for their alleged involvement in the gruesome murder.
Henry Kavuma, the Rakai district police commander, however says police are hunting for 40 more suspects in connection with the same murder.
Kavuma has also dismissed claims by journalists that more than 80 suspects were involved in the killing. He explains that they have blacklisted about 48 suspects who were involved in the killing.
Kavuma however says lack of information from the general public is hampering their efforts to arrest all the suspects in this killing.
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On Friday, Journalists affiliated to South Buganda Journalists association staged a peaceful demonstration in Kyotera to protest against press freedom violation.
during the demonstration, boda boda cyclists abandoned their stages and fled as journalists entered Kyotera town.
Eight Kyotera boda boda stage leaders who were invited at to attend the special mass to pray for the killed journalist also shunned the service.
60-year-old Jolly Njawuzi, a relative of the killed journalist says police must revise the tactics of investigation.
Njawuzi, a Buganda Kingdom official, argues the military approach which police uses in investigating crimes threatens the general public from volunteering information.
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The Human Rights Network for Journalists has pledged to provide fees for the four children of the killed journalists.
Wokulira Ssebagala, the Coordinator of human rights network for journalists, who announced the support says they want the children to study journalism.