Shock as Bugiri inspector of schools kidnapped, killed

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
David Tenywa Kazungu | Phot/ LINKEDIN UGANDA
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Police are hunting down for criminals who abducted and killed David Tenywa Kazungu, the inspector of schools for the Bugiri District.

The deceased, who was the brother of Dr. Waiswa Kazungu of Mulago Hospital, Dr. Justine Kazungu of the State House, and Makerere University, went missing from his farm in the Bugiri District, according to police records and family sources.

The deceased was last seen on Saturday at 11 a.m. driving his Toyota Premio, according to Diana Nandaula, a spokesperson for the Busoga East Police. In Nandelema Village, Kapyanga Sub County’s Bugiri District, he was traveling to his property.

Nandaula told our reporter that “on Monday, the daughter informed Bugiri Central Police Station that her father is missing and that they have been receiving calls requesting a Shs20m ransom.”

“On Tuesday morning, a foul smell and flies drew residents to an incomplete pit latrine, where they found the deceased with his legs bound with ropes,” police said.

According to Nandaula, the deceased was last seen talking to his casual labourers on the farm. They have since disappeared.

“The casual labourers are nowhere to be seen. So, we suspect that they could know something about the incident,” Nandaula noted.

A source, which is close to the family, but declined to be named, said when the deceased disappeared on Saturday morning, they thought he had gone for a seminar and tried tracing him until Sunday when they started receiving distressing phone calls from suspected kidnappers.

“The kidnappers first rang on Sunday asking for Shs50m before reducing it to Shs20m. By Monday evening, they (kidnappers) were asking for Shs5m after which they said: “You mean you have no money to give us?” the source told this reporter.

At this point, the family was purportedly directed by the kidnappers to the deceased’s bones, which were discovered in an unfinished pit latrine.

The victim’s personal phone, according to the source, was being used by the kidnappers to communicate with the victim’s relatives.

Tenywa’s body had already been transported to the mortuary of Bugiri Hospital as of the time of publication.

Nandaula emphasized that “as of right now, we are unable to confirm the precise cause of death.”

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