Police Arrest Murder fugitive in Nairobi


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Police have apprehended a murderer accused of killing his girlfriend who has been on the run for over a year in Nairobi, Kenya.

Matthew Kirabo, killed his then-girlfriend Desire Mirembe, in cold blood in 2015 and was arrested; however, he ran away.

Mirembe, 19 years old and a student at Makerere University Medical School, went missing in July 2015, shortly after she left her hostel to go and meet Kirabo.

However, her body was later recovered on a sugarcane plantation in Lugazi, Buikwe district, on July 7, 2015.

Desire Mirembe, the deceased.

Police arrested Matthew, who confessed to the murder, explaining the manner in which he murdered Mirembe, stating that he slit her throat.

Judge Henry Kaweesa, who was presiding over the court session in Mukono District, found Matthew Kirabo guilty of first degree and Kirabo was consequently convicted.

Unfortunately, in May 2022, Kirabo got bail during the trial, skipped the bail, and had been on the run since his conviction.

SCP Fred Enanga put out a notice appealing to the public to bring forth any information concerning Kirabo.

“Dr. Kirabo Mathew, Passport Number A00261045, whose photograph appears below, is wanted by police for the offence of murder vide CRB1265/2015 of Lugazi Police Station. The police appeal to whoever has information of the whereabouts to bring it forth,” Enanga said.

Over a year later, Frank Gashumba, a relative to Mirembe, confirmed the arrest of Kirabo in a Twitter post.

“The most wanted murderer, Matthew Kirabo, has been arrested, and he will spend his entire life behind bars,” the tweet read.

Kirabo will be brought to Uganda to face sentencing.

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