Maria Nagirinya Gateni found dead

The body of Maria Nagirinya Gateni, a staff at Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) an NGO.

Maria Nagirinya Gateni worked in the Water and Sanitation sub-sector and went missing since Wednesday. Her body has been discovered in Mukono district this evening.

The deceased was kidnapped on Wednesday evening at her rented residence in Lungujja. She was waiting for her sister to open the gate. Later on Friday morning, her vehicle a Toyota Spacio, registration number UBA570V was seen in Nateete.

According to reports from Mukono, the body was found dumped in a water channel at Nakitutuli village.

A friend who preferred anonymity because she is not authorized to comment on the matter confirmed the body was that of Nagirinya according to the dress she was putting on.

Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, however, told this news website that Kitayimbwa’s body had been positively identified.

“Kitayimbwa’s brother identified as Lubega retrieved the body as we were waiting for deceased’s relatives to help us identify whether the body is hers,” a police spokesman told this website.

The deceased went missing on Wednesday night as she returned home in Busega and according to an eyewitness who preferred anonymity. She had returned from work at around 11:00 pm when she was attacked by certain men who threw her in the same car and drove off with her wailing.

“She reached the gate and by the time I opened, I saw two men in her car and she was shouting; ‘don’t take me…’, I was stuck and didn’t know what else to do,” the witness said.

The family reported a case of Kidnap under reference 04/29/08/2019.

According to the late’s father Anthony Lubowa, the family has not yet received any hope that their daughter is fine.

“The office of Kibuye Police told us that when they saw the vehicle in Kireka. It only had one man driving it and he was in a red coat. That means that they have dropped the girl somewhere. They have injured the girl in whatever form I don’t really know.”


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