NUP MP, 2 others arrested over Murder of Law student at Guild election campaign rally


Police has confirmed the arrest of Kassanda South MP Hon. Kabuye Frank and two others who are believe were part of the chaos at Makerere University in which one student was brutally stabbed to death.

The incident took place yesterday 14th/7/22 at around 1900/c, during the last guild Presidential open campaigns at rugby grounds Makerere University when a one Batungura Bewotti 27, a student of law at Uganda Christian University Kampala Campus and resident of Kikoni Zone B, Makerere 3 Parish Kawempe Division in Kampala was murdered.

Today, the Deputy spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police Luke Owoyesigyire confirmed Hon. Kabuye Frank’s arrest and detention at CPS Kampala, while two other suspects; Ssekidde Allan is currently detained at Wandegeya police station and Kabuurwa Muzafaru is detained at old Kampala police station.

It is alleged that during the campaigns a scuffle ensued between two Political party supporters that resulted in the stabbing of the deceased by students who were allegedly led by Hon. Kabuye Frank among others.

Owpyesigyire said the Police were informed and upon reaching the scene we found blood stains believed to be for for the deceased inside Nsibirwa Hall where he hid there after the scuffle that led to his stabbing.

He said efforts are underway to have other suspects traced. Meanwhile, it is also alleged that the fight was between the NUP and FDC Political factions. The NUP team led by Kabuye Frank turned violent after a disagreement, leading to the stabbing.

The body of the deceased was conveyed to city mortuary Mulago for Postmortem from Makerere hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

“We have cordoned off the area, statements are still being recorded and CCTV footages will be retrieved to aid in the ongoing investigations. More details will be availed as soon as they are available” Owoyesigyire said.



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