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Assailant first shot city lawyer from afar, returned for close-range shooting – eye witness

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By Umaru Kashaka

The Police are investigating the killing of a city lawyer in Ndejje Division, Makindye-Ssabagabo municipality, Wakiso district.

Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police, said Ronnie Mukisa, 45, was a resident of Kitiko-Birongo in Ndejje Division.

He also said he was working with IBC Advocates at Namanda Plaza in Kampala.

He said this in a statement he issued on Wednesday, May 31.

“Kampala Metropolitan Police South and Kajjansi Police Division are actively investigating a tragic incident of murder by shooting that occurred on the night of May 30, 2023,” he said.

Owoyesigyire stated that Mukisa was a resident of Kitiko Birongo and that according to the preliminary information received, he would often return home late. 

“However, on the night of the incident, he arrived at the apartment parking lot at approximately 2300hrs (11pm). After parking his dark blue Subaru Legacy with registration number UBJ 006K, Mukisa proceeded to close the gate. It was during his return to the apartment that neighbours heard gunshots, prompting them to investigate the commotion,” he explained.

Owoyesigyire also said the statements from eyewitnesses indicated that an unidentified individual was seen shooting at Mukisa before briefly withdrawing, only to return and shoot him at close range multiple times in the head. 

“The assailant quickly fled the scene and escaped on a waiting motorcycle, the direction of which remains unknown,” he said. 

He reported that Kajjansi Police Station took immediate action upon receiving the news of the incident. 

“A team was dispatched to the scene, followed by the introduction of canines to aid in the investigation. Despite their efforts, the scent was lost along the way. A thorough search of the area led to the recovery of four projectiles and cartridges,” Owoyesigyire said.

The body of Mukisa was subsequently retrieved and transported to the City Mortuary in Kampala for a post-mortem examination.

Owoyesigyire also said Kajjansi Police Station was conducting inquiries to gather further information and establish the motive behind “this heinous crime”. 

“We assure the public that every effort is being made to apprehend the perpetrator (s) and bring them to justice. We urge anyone with relevant information regarding this incident to come forward and assist the police in their investigation. We  will provide updates as the investigation progresses,” he said.

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