Mayiga asks Police to ensure assailant reveals motive for Bbosa murder

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Mayiga asks Police to ensure assailant reveals motive for Bbosa murder
Mayiga (right) commiserates with the widow, Gladys Bbosa

KAMPALA | The Katikkiro of Buganda, Charles Peter Mayiga, has asked authorities to guard the suspect in the murder of the head of the Ndiga Clan, Eng Daniel Bossa.

Mayiga, who was calling on the family of the late Bbosa in Lungujja, a Kampala suburb, to offer his condolences, said assailant in custody in hospital should help identify the killers, and their motive.

Bbosa, 72, was also the director of Transa Electrical, He was fatally shot as he approached his residence at around 6pm in Kikandwa Zone, Lungujja Parish in Lubaga Division.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said on Monday that preliminary investigations have indicated that the assailants who were three in number were monitoring Bbosa’s movements.

He said the assailants parked in a corner near the home of the deceased and watched as he approached the bend to his home , from where they shot at his vehicle.

“They sped past vehicle of the victim, they made U-turn and then drove back and shot at him from the front killing him instantly. They shot three bullets onto his head,” Enanga said.

Bbosa’s wife Gladys and housemaid with whom he was in the vehicle as he returned from a function survived with no injuries.

Enanga said as the assailants fled the scene, they were pursued by courageous boda boda riders who knocked the motorcycle and two of them were cornered.

He said a third assailant escaped.

Police identified the deceased assailant as Enock Sserunkuuma, a resident of Lungujja whereas the one who sustained injuries after mob action as Noah Lujja.

By Monday evening, Lujja had regained consciousness. He is being kept under close watch by detectives at Mulago hospital.

Katikkiro Mayiga urged the security agencies to use all their skills to identify all those involved in the plot to assassinate Bbossa.

The Katikkiro also highlighted the importance of clans and chiefs in Buganda and expressed his condolences over the murder.

He urged the Ndiga clan leaders to follow the tradition outlined in identifying Lwomwa, the next clan head.

Various mourners are still flocking to the home of the late Lwomwa, to offer their condolences to his family.

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