Kampala NUP Mobiliser Found Dead in Mityana Farm

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Mityana, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | An investigation has been launched by the police to uncover the circumstances surrounding the death of Rose Mugarurirwe, a mobilizer for the National Unity Platform in Kampala. Her lifeless body was discovered on a farm in Mityana district.

Derrick Nyeko, the Member of Parliament for Makindye East, expressed deep sorrow over the unclear circumstances surrounding Rose’s tragic demise. He shared, “It pains me to learn that she was brutally taken from us by unidentified criminals and abandoned in Mubende District, far from her home in Bukasa Kanyogoga. During this challenging time, I implore the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation and provide a comprehensive report on the circumstances surrounding the untimely passing of our comrade. To the grieving family and the entire Kisugu community, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.”

Superintendent of Police Racheal Kawala, the Wamala Regional Police Spokesperson, revealed that Rose Mugarurirwe’s body was discovered following a report by Francis Nkusi, the LC one chairman of Wabiyinja B Village in Kikandwa subcounty, Mityana district. He had reported the discovery of an unidentified deceased individual on Chris Nsizimuheire’s farm.


Kawala explained, “The LC one chairman reported a case of an unidentified body that had been found in the farm of Chris Nsizimuheire. The body was later identified as that of Rosemary Mugabirwe, a 35-year-old hairdresser and resident of Kanyogoga zone in Bukasa Parish, Makindye division, Kampala district.” She added that a team of police officers, including a scenes of crime officer, visited the site and documented it. They recovered blood samples, suspected bloodstains, a pair of blue canvas shoes, a stone with suspected bloodstains, and vaginal swabs.

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According to Kawala, a murder case was officially registered, and statements from witnesses were recorded. The victim was positively identified by her sister, Grace Kyosiimire, who was reached through a phone number found written on the left palm of the deceased.

The investigation also aims to determine if Mugabirwe was subjected to sexual assault before her tragic demise. Kawala stated, “Investigations into the murder are ongoing.


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