Mulenje’s father, Paulo Mukama, says that his son used to ride a red Bajaj motorcycle with the registration number UPF 945/C and operated from the Aswani stage near Mbale central market.
The body of a Boda
boda rider has been discovered floating in River Namatala in Mbale City. The
deceased has been identified as Aramazani Mulenje, 22, a resident of Namazeba
Cell, Kiwuno Ward, in Mbale City Northern City Division. The deceased’s mother,
Sarah Nagudi, explains that Mulenje received a phone call at 8 p.m. last Thursday
from an unknown person requesting him to pick them up from town.
He, however, didn't
return that night. Worried for their missing son's safety, they reported the
case to the Namanyonyi police station. It was only on
Thursday morning that locals discovered Mulenje's naked body floating in River Namatala.
Mulenje’s father, Paulo Mukama, says that his son used to ride a red Bajaj
motorcycle with the registration number UPF 945/C and operated from the Aswani
stage near Mbale central market.
Juma Masira, the publicity secretary of the
Mbale Motorcycle Operators and Riders Association, said Mulenje could have been
killed by the person who called him to town as this motorcycle was also taken.
He urged the police to collaborate with Airtel to trace the caller. Rogers Taitika,
the Elgon Region Police spokesperson, said that the body has been taken to the
Mbale City mortuary for a post-mortem examination.
He noted that the body was in an advanced
state of decomposition, with the tongue protruding, indicating that the victim
may have been killed before being disposed of in the water. Taitika reassured
the boda boda riders and parents that an investigation had been launched, and
they were determined to apprehend those responsible for this murder. He
cautioned Boda boda riders not to respond to calls from unknown clients,
especially during nighttime hours, to enhance their safety.