He was picked up from Luuka district headquarters where he was addressing a mini-rally by a team of police officers led by Frank Mwesigwa, the Busoga and Bukedi Zonal commander overseeing the 2021 general elections.
It is alleged that the deceased, a vegetable vendor, also known as Zidina Nankyimba, was heading to her home at around 8:30 pm when unidentified men waylaid her, and severed her to pieces. The attackers fled on a waiting motorcycle moments after the attack.
Richard Kajura, one of the residents says that the deceased had instructed him to load two cows on a waiting pickup which would transport them to the police station as exhibits, when he received a phone call alerting him that he was being robbed.
The quiet meetings, which are taking places in the residence of Tumukunde’s loyalists in different districts within Busoga sub region, are restricted to few individuals so as to enforce social distancing in line with the Covid19 control measures announced by the Health Ministry.
Babirye’s parents, Ruth Mutasa and William Mutasa were remanded to Kayiti prison in Namutumba district on May 29th for allegedly assaulting their Village Chairperson, Geoffrey Babalanda and theft of his Shillings 3 million.
Police recovered a set of clothing, suspected to belong to the victim, and a bloodsoaked curtain from the scene-of-crime. On the walls within the same building was the word food, inscribed with bloodstains.