Manhunt Underway for Mastermind in Masaka Boda Boda Rider Murder

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Police in Masaka are on a manhunt for a 30-year-old man who orchestrated the murder of a boda boda rider.

The culprit identified by the Greater Masaka police as Julius Wasswa, a resident of Masaka City, planned and coordinated the murder of a boda boda rider from the Aga Khan stage near the Masaka Central Market.

The incident happened over the weekend in Buyaga village, Kyanamukaka subcounty, Masaka district. The deceased, who has been identified as Henry Sekanjako, was in his late twenties and a resident of Kimanya B in Masaka city.

According to the police, Wasswa, who was the mastermind behind the murder of Sekanjako, hired Matia Kalema and Mustafa Kiwogo to carry out the murder.

Sekanjako was murdered by Kalema and Kiwogo due to assumptions and allegations that he was having an affair with Wasswa’s girlfriend, Nakyanzi Birungi.

During an interview on June 18, 2024, Twaha Kasirye, the Greater Masaka police spokesperson, said that Wasswa paid money to Kalema and Kiwogo to murder Sekajanko based on allegations and assumptions that the deceased was sleeping with Wasswa’s girlfriend Birungi.

Kasiirye added that Wasswa followed Birungi and found her being driven on Sekanjako’s boda boda, so he tipped the two culprits on Sekanjako’s movements. They came, attacked Sekanjako, beat him up, killed him, and afterwards took the deceased’s boda boda to the police.

“We have arrested Kalema because, after killing Sekanjako, he is the one who took the deceased’s boda boda to police, and Kiwogo, a security guard who was guarding Buyaga Health Centre II, because he took part in this murder plot. However, Birungi was arrested so as to guide in the investigations since she was there when the deceased was attacked,” Kasirye disclosed.

“Despite Wasswa being on the run, a manhunt for him has already started, and he will be caught; however, his other colleagues are going to be charged with murder,” he added.

Kasirye further urged the public to stop mob justice because, in most cases, people are killed unjustly based on preconceptions.

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