The Uganda Police Force has finally released the photograph of Fred Mujulizi, the man wanted for a number of murders in Rakai.
In this spate of killings, the murderer would dig his way into his victims’ homes through a wall and hack them to death. The killings captured national attention with the killing of nine family members in one house in January. The home belonged to a born again pastor.
Police has made an appeal to people to help find Fred Mujulizi after all efforts to track him down failed. According to the Director of Criminal Investigations, Godfrey Musana, Mujulizi is always on the move on motor bikes.
He describes Mujulizi as a highly dangerous individual who will not hesistate to kill if he suspects he is about to be exposed.
This is why police advise the public to contact the nearest security agents to deal with him on sight.
Mujulizi is said to be operating in areas of Masaka, Sanga, Kalisizo, Kyazanga and Lyantonde where he has left a trail of murders in his wake. Mujulizi is said to have plots of land and a house in Gayaza where two people a man and woman were recently found tied up and killed.
Fred Mujulizi, who at times calls himself Abdul, is believed to be a contract killer.
Fred Mujulizi is believed to have participated in the gruesome murder of Pastor Steven Mugambe of Kyebe Pentecostal Church in Kyebe Sub-county with eight members of his family.
The assailants first drilled a hole in the house of Steven Mugamba at Kanabulemu village in Kyebe Sub County and murdered him.
Other members of the Pastor’s family that were killed included Noeline Nalinya; Bena Nakivumbi, Jane Nakiwala, Christine Nasimbwa, Max Nakirijja, Dan Ssemwanga, Andrew Mpeirwe and Maria Nakajugo Musanya.
Barely a week after the brutal murder of the nine family members, another family was attacked and a 52-year-old woman hacked to death in Kirumba Sub-county, Rakai district.
Urita Nabasagi, a resident of Kyakaleera village, Kirumba Sub-County, was hacked to death in the presence of her two grandchildren at around 3 am. Miraculously, the killers spared the two minors.
In 2012, groups of assailants went on rampage in Kyanamukaaka Sub-county in Masaka district in 2012 killing seven members of two families in two days respectively.
The police arrested the suspected assailants and later released them for lack of incriminating evidence.
Up to 35 people have killed in a similar manner in greater Masaka region since this year begun.
According to Kayihura, one of the serial killers he declined to identify for security reasons was arrested and detained briefly but he escaped from custody.
However, sources within the police that force had arrested Fred Mujulizi but was later released on the order of Kale Kayihura after he promised to work with the police.