Kenyan national killed in Uganda, Ugandan boyfriend on the run

Two 'beheaded' in Kisoro

Kampala, Uganda | URN | Police in Lubowa has recovered the body of a Kenyan national killed in a suspected domestic brawl with her Ugandan boyfriend who is currently on the run.

Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, identified the deceased as Lydia Wanyuki, a maid in Munyonyo who was allegedly killed by Patrice Ochen in one of the estates in Lubowa, in Makindye-Ssabagabo, in Wakiso district, a suburb of Kampala, the capital of Uganda.

Preliminary investigations indicate that Wanyuki spent the new year celebrations at her boyfriend’s place in Lubowa. However, in the early hours of Tuesday 4, January 2022, the couple developed a misunderstanding resulting in a fight that claimed her life.

Police detectives from the homicide office who visited the scene said, the killer used bricks to hit her on the head several times until she breathed her last.

Meanwhile, police are also investigating circumstances under which a Ugandan passenger died on a Modern Coast bus in Kampala. The deceased, Shamilah Abduh Azizi, who travelled from Nairobi together with her husband Muhamad Ssekimpi, was found dead moments after reaching Kampala.

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The deceased is said to have returned from Abu Dhabi where she was working as a domestic worker. Owoyesigyire explains that police have recorded statements from the husband who claims that the wife was returning to get treatment from Uganda after developing unknown illnesses that caused her to quit the job in the Middle East.

“The body has been taken to the city mortuary for a postmortem report that will help to identify her cause of death, while both the driver of the bus and the husband have recorded statements as the investigations continue,”  Owoyesigyire added.

Last week, another passenger Peter Apangu, a resident of Katooke, Bwaise also died in a taxi travelling from Bwaise to the city centre. The homicide team said the deceased had a swelling on the eye, an indication that he was beaten or hit. This led to the arrest of the driver of the taxi, John Semwogerere and his conductor Bruno Mawejje.