EXCLUSIVE: Cops Scrutinise Murdered Journalist’s Phone Print-out


Earlier security in Uganda had ordered that Ingabire be buried in Rwanda.

However, viagra sale Rwanda embassy in Uganda later intervened, viagra compelling relatives to bury the deceased in Rubaga after a short memorial service at Evangelical restoration Church in Bakuli, a Kampala suburb.

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Ingabire’s bereaved relatives arrived in Kampala on Saturday morning.

A relative said they bowed to Rwanda Embassy’s pressure after it became clear it would take at least a month to secure a permit for the body to be carried to Kigali for burial.

The body of Sgt. Hassan Hakizinga, a Ugandan who died mysteriously while serving in Rwanda army has never been brought to Uganda.

For three years now, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been negotiating for the release of the body buried at Kanombe Military Cemetery in Kigali.

Meanwhile, during Ingabire’s burial, speakers said the murder had taken away the flesh “but the burning spirit for change of government in Rwanda was growing steadily.”

The better part of mourners did not want their pictures taken, saying their enemies will easily hunt them down.

One of the speakers cautioned Rwandese living in Uganda of possible infiltration by Kigali spies.

Mourners told our reporter most spies were residing in Bakuli, Old Kampala, Mengo, Nakulabye, Rubaga and Bukesa.

For ethical reasons and security for Rwandese refugees who attended the burial, we chose not to publish pictures taken at the low-key function.

Shortly before his burial, doctors at Mulago said Ingabire had been shot twice in the head and another bullet lodged in Inyenyeri news editor’s throat.

Ingabire was shot dead by un-identified assassins on Friday morning outside Makies 2 pub in Bukesa, Rubaga division.

Ingabire was born and raised in Rwanda. The Inyenyezi editor left for exile in 2007 after having misunderstandings with President Paul Kagame’s government.

Ingabire had a family in Rwanda.

The function was swarmed apparently by Rwanda military intelligence operatives who kept murmuring walkie-talkies.

A mourner said there was a plan by Kigali to hunt down and eliminate suspected opposition leaders hiding in Rwanda.

The murder has embarrassed Uganda’s security which is tasked with protection of refugees. The incident shows how lax Uganda security is.

Following the thunder of gunshots that took away the precious life of the journalist, a cloud of fear has hovered over the entire Division.

Several Rwandese residing in Kampala have since complained of harassment by Rwanda spies.

visit this geneva; color: black; font-size: small; mso-fareast-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB;”>Police publicist Asuman Mugenyi has told this website, nurse which was the first to report the murder, Ingabire got “many” calls shortly before he was killed.

“We managed to secure his cell phone from the crime scene. We later got his phone call log print-outs which have played a vital role in helping our investigators,” Kasingye told this investigative website in an interview on December 4.

Other pieces of evidence being scrutinised include bullets found lodged in Ingabire’s body, spent bullet cartridges discovered from the scene of crime and his cell phone.

The Inyenyeri news editor was shot five times in the head, neck and lower abdomen by unknown assailants on the night of November 30 as he left Makies 2 Bar, a nightspot located in Rubaga Division, Kampala. Ingabire was laid to rest at Lusaze cemetery in Rubaga Division on December 3.

During the low-key burial ceremony, relatives hid their faces from cameramen, saying they were frightened of their identities being displayed in the media.

They claimed to be on the watch-list of Ingabire’s assassins.

“Our detectives are analysing the print-outs to establish the identities of the killers and their motive. We want to know who made the calls and why. So many calls were made on the day before that journalist was killed,” Mugenyi said.

Asked whether police has identified the killers, Mugenyi responded: “Even if so, we would not give names to the media. It would jeopardise investigations. It’s also unprofessional.”

Kasingye elaborated that the investigations are going on smoothly and assassins would soon be brought to book.

Police are yet to find clues linking the murder of the journalist to Rwanda government as alleged, Mugenyi said.

Police have in the past used phone print outs to bust criminals, precisely, the perpetrators of last year’s terror attacks in Kampala.

The force this year tendered phone print-outs as evidence in court to secure conviction of Tom Nkurungira, a city businessman, for the murder of his lover Brenda Karamuzi.

It has emerged the Special Investigations Bureau of police is being assisted by State House Counter Intelligence personnel and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) in hunting down the killers of Ingabire.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi confirmed on Sunday evening the suspects were still in custody pending investigations into the matter.

“Yes, the suspects are still in our cells. We are still investigating the matter. We want them to assist us with information that could lead to the killers of Ingabire,” Ssenkumbi said in an interview.

The murder, according to informed sources, will dominate tomorrow’s weekly Security Chiefs’ meeting at police headquarters in Kampala.


In a related development, the management of Inyenyeri News has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe Rwanda government for reportedly coordinating the assassination of their chief editor Charles Ingabire.

In a statement released a few hours ago, the news journal notes Ingabire had earlier been threatened by Rwanda government agents.

“Ingabire’s name became an addition to the list of many other Rwandan journalists and politicians who were assassinated for publically criticizing the Rwandan dictatorial regime,” the statement, signed by Marie Kayitare, reads in part.

“We urge the International Criminal Court to investigate the involvement of the Rwandan government in continuous and growing assassinations and assassination attempts against journalists, politicians and human rights activists,” Kayitare says.

“The Inyenyeri News management has no doubt about the identity and motives of Mr Ingabire ’s assassins. We are aware of continuous threats he had received from members of the Rwandan government. Recently he was attacked, beaten and sustained serious injuries which required two weeks of hospital treatment,” notes Kayitare.

During this attack, Ingabire’s laptop was stolen which enabled his attackers to access codes of the news website thus putting it down for a few days before the organisation managed to re-gain its control, says Kayitare.

The Inyenyeri News management denounces what it described as “these continuous and malicious killings, oppressions and threatening of Rwandan government to critics including journalists.”

“We urge the international community, international institutions, donors to make strong pressure and sanctions to get Rwandan government to allow fundamental Rights,” emphasises Kayitare.

“We are grateful to the effort that the Uganda Police is currently making to bring to light the assassination of our editor. We thank you all who have sent us your support in this difficult time.”

The Inyenyeri News management assures all its readers and supporters that it will continue to inform the world about events in Rwanda.

“We believe that good journalist can make an important contribution to achieve freedom and democracy,” Kayitare concludes.


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