Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, said Lubangakene who varnished shortly after Agaba’s disappearance confessed killing her and disclosed where he dumped her body.
The nine day’s
search for Cathy Agaba, a medical doctor at International Hospital Kampala
(IHK) ended on Easter Monday after her body was retrieved from a septic tank
behind her rented apartment in Muyenga, a posh Kampala city suburb.
Agaba’s death was unearthed after the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence CMI and
Police picked up Ronald Lubangakene, a security guard who was guarding the apartment.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson,
said Lubangakene who varnished shortly after Agaba’s disappearance confessed
killing her and disclosed where he dumped her body.
“We picked him
from Pakwach. This was after he had run away. We picked interest on why he had
run away. He confessed to the murder. He told us that the body was in a septic
tank and he led us there,” Onyango said.
decomposing body covered by human waste was positively identified by her
siblings and friends.
Lubangakene is in custody at Kabalagala Police
Station together with a US based Ugandan Doctor, Andrew Ntambi who had earlier on
been arrested in connection to Agaba’s disappearance.
Although Onyango declined to
reveal why Lubangakene could have killed Agaba,
sources said he accused her of reporting him to his bosses for absconding and
arriving late for work.
About Dr. Cathy Agaba
She is the daughter of Fred Rutagumba and the late Justine Rutagumba, a resident
of Kagonji village in Kashari in Mbarara District.
She went to Kitante infant school
in Kampala, St. Helen in Nyamitanga in Mbarara primary school where she
completed her primary education.
She joined Mary Hill Secondary in Nyamitanga for her Ordinary level and
proceeded to Gayaza High school in Kampala for advanced level.
She later joined
Mbarara University of Science and Technology where she studied medicine and
Her sister Immaculate Rutagumba told URN that the 27-year- old medic went
for her medical internship at St Francis Nsambya Hospital before she was
employed by International Hospital Kampala (IHK) two years ago.
According to Immaculate, the deceased didn’t have children. The late
Agaba will be laid to rest at Kagonji village in Kashari in Mbarara District.