By Benson Tumusiime
Kampala:Police in Kawempe are holding a boda-boda rider on allegations of murdering his girlfriend identified as Ruth Kusenga.
The murder suspect has been identified as Ronald Ssemakula, a resident of Kawempe division, Kampala district. It is alleged that on Wednesday night as Barcelona FC was tearing Manchester United into pieces with goals, Ronald Ssemakula left his home to go watch the football match at a nearby video shack, leaving his girlfriend Kusenga at home. He claims however that when he returned back later in the night he was shocked to find the girlfriend lying dead in their rented house.
It is said that after realizing that Kusenga was dead, Ssemakula informed the deceased’s aunt identified as Beatrice Kutushabe about the matter, who told him to go to police and report the case. The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango told our reporter that after getting the information, scene of crime officers from Kawempe police station visited the scene and established that Kusenga’s body had signs of strangulation because the neck was broken. Eyewitnesses told the police that Kusenga had come to see Ssemakula a few days ago and has been staying with him until she met her mysterious death.
Onyango added that the body was later taken to Mulago hospital for further examination and that the police are still waiting for the postmortem report to help them with their investigations. The deceased’s aunt Katushabe also recorded a statement about the matter. Ssemakula is currently detained at Kawempe police station on holding charges of murder as investigations continue.