High-profile Ugandan lawyer shot dead in Makindye

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Crime scene; body chalk outline of a murdered victim. Internet Photo.

Kampala, Uganda | URN | A Kampala city lawyer, Ronnie Mukisa is the latest victim of gun violence. Mukisa, 45, a lawyer working at IBC Advocates at Namanda Plaza was shot dead on Tuesday 30, May 2023 night at his home in Makindye Sebagabo, Wakiso district.

In a statement, Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan police, says that preliminary investigations show that Mukisa would often return home late. 

“However, on the night of the incident, he arrived at the apartment parking lot at approximately 11:30 pm. After parking his dark blue Subaru Legacy registration number UBJ 006K, Mr Mukisa proceeded to close the gate. It was during his return to the apartment that neighbours heard gunshots, prompting them to investigate the commotion,” he said.

He explains that statements from eyewitnesses show that an unidentified individual was seen shooting at Mukisa before briefly withdrawing, only to return and shoot him at close range multiple times in the head.

“The assailant quickly fled the scene and escaped on a waiting motorcycle, the direction of which remains unknown,” Owoyesigyire said.

He says that Kajjansi police station dispatched a team to the scene, followed by the introduction of canines to aid in the investigation.

“Despite their efforts, the scent was lost along the way. A thorough search of the area led to the recovery of four projectiles and cartridges,” he said. 

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Police retrieved Mukisa’s body and transported it to the City Mortuary for postmortem examination. 

“The investigators are interviewing witnesses, analyzing evidence, and exploring all possible leads. They are determined to uncover the truth and bring the perpetrator(s) to justice,” he said.

The shooting comes after a similar shooting of popular vlogger Isma Olaxess in Kyanja by yet-to-be-identified assailants earlier this month.