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Two Arrested for Murder, Cattle Theft in Kajjansi

Kajjansi police first registered a case of cattle theft and disappearance of a herdsman on Tuesday when businessman Simon Ssekaayi, reported that his cattle and sheep valued 36 million Shillings had been stolen by unknown people and that his herdsman was missing.
04 Dec 2019 20:10
Two people are now detained at Kajjansi Police Station on suspicion of killing a herdsman and stealing 24 head of cattle. The suspects are identified as Kamu Nanjo and Isaac Odema.

Kajjansi police first registered a case of cattle theft and disappearance of a herdsman on Tuesday when businessman Simon Ssekaayi, reported that his cattle and sheep valued 36 million Shillings had been stolen by unknown people and that his herdsman was missing.

In his statement, Ssekayi, a resident of Kitovu, Ssisa Subcounty, Wakiso District, identified the  missing herdsman only as Kamugisha.

"Information was sent out about the theft on different police communication channels and Police in Kikajo intercepted the suspects for being in possession of suspected stolen cattle and sheep," Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said.

Upon interrogation, according to Onyango, the suspects confessed to have stolen the animals from Kitovu and that they had killed the herdsman.

"The suspects led police to the scene where they murdered Kamugisha and the body was recovered. The scene was examined and the body was taken to City Mortuary for postmortem," Onyango said.

Nanjo and Odema are currently detained at Kajjansi Police. They are charged with murder and cattle theft.

The Criminal Investigations Directorate Directorate- CID records of 2018 show more than 4,000 people were killed in property-related wrangles and domestic violence.