By Spy Uganda
The police in Kampala have so far arrested seven suspects in connection with the murder of social worker Maria Nagirinya and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed Monday that the police had arrested three more suspects from Nateete, a Kampala suburb, who together with those already in custody will help with investigations in the double murder.
Some of the suspects are boda boda cyclists, who transported the suspected killers to the residence of Nagirinya.
The fresh suspects were arrested during a joint operation by police and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) operatives who smoked them out from their rented house in Nateete.
Among the arrested was a man whose pictures went viral on social media after police released CCTV footage showing him driving Nagirinya’s car, a Spacio number UBA 570V.
However, Onyango said he could not divulge details of the suspects in custody because it would jeopardize investigations and noted that there are other suspects at large, who are being hunted by the police.
Meanwhile, our Spies have learnt that after intense interrogation the the killers confessed that they were paid only One million shillings to kill late Nagirinya, meaning that each took approximately Shs143,000 each.
Last week, the pictures were circulated by police in an appeal to members of the public who could have information about the suspect, to share it with the force.
According to Enanga, the police spokesperson, a sim card of Kitayimbwa’s phone was recovered at the home of one of the suspects.
“We recovered the jacket the suspect in the car [Nagirinya’s car] was wearing. We are examining it,” Mr Enanga said.
Enanga also revealed that the suspects withdrew money from the victims’ mobile money accounts, yet they didn’t know the passwords, so the police want to find out how they did that.