March 4, 2015

Shocking Secrets Behind Murdered City Lawyer Emerge

Stuart Yiga

The person who allegedly poisoned the prominent city lawyer George Mugyenyi on Sunday, has been identified by Police, Red pepper can exclusively reveal.

(L-R) Justice Agustine Nshimye, Justice Bart Katureebe, Justice Richard Buteera, Hon. Stephen Tashobya, and MP Sayda Bbumba also attended the reqieum mass at All Saints Cathedral
(L-R) Justice Agustine Nshimye, Justice Bart Katureebe, Justice Richard Buteera, Hon. Stephen Tashobya, and MP Sayda Bbumba also attended the reqieum mass at All Saints Cathedral  (All Photos by Stuart Yiga)

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokes person told Red pepper in an exclusive interview yesterday that, although they have the crew in connection to the possible key culprits that were behind the whole plot, Police cannot disclose their details since it may jeopardize their investigations.

According to family sources, the lawyer’s killers captured him after duping him to meet them for a business meeting along the Kabaka’s lake and in the process, they drew a gun onto him and then they tasked him to either accept to take the poison they had prepared for him to take or he accepts to be shot alive!

Brigadier Mateeka also attended the reqieum mass for the late Mugyenyi at All Saints Nakasero
Brigadier Mateeka also attended the reqieum mass for the late Mugyenyi at All Saints Nakasero

Meanwhile, in her deliberation during the requiem mass held at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero, Jovia Kobusingye Mugyenyi, the widow to the deceased also revealed that, the person who killed her husband could be identified.

“I wouldn’t want to talk a lot in connection to the possible killers because myself and my children we may follow the same suite,” Jovia said.

“I have lost a husband, friend, father, and an advisor, oh God, in times of trouble instead of calling your name, I would end up mentioning your name for assistance but really now whom will I call,” Jovia wept.

Jovia Kobusingye Mugyenyi (2nd R) deliberating her acclamation at All Saints Cathedral yesterday
Jovia Kobusingye Mugyenyi (2nd R) deliberating her acclamation at All Saints Cathedral yesterday

She further explained that, when he received a phone call from her husband, she thought it was just a joke.

“When he called me, he kept on saying, iam dying please come and save me someone has killed me”.

She added that, upon hearing the cries from her hubby, she quickly picked her vehicle and drove towards the ‘Kabaka’s beach’.

“I got my man inside his car with all the doors of his car open and one of his phones taken and was lying helplessly with foams coming out of his mouth,” Jovia explained.

Jovia Kobusingye (2nd L) with her relatives in the church service at All Saints Nakasero
Jovia Kobusingye (2nd L) with her relatives in the church service at All Saints Nakasero

During the requiem mass, speaker after speaker described George as a simple, innovative, friendly, and hardworking person.

Some of the special mourners included; Nakaseke North member of Parliament Sayda Bbumba, Mp Steven Tashobya, Court Judges;  Justice Agustine Nshimye, Justice Bart Katureebe, Justice Richard Buteera, deputy attorney general Mwesigwa Rukutana, among others.

Meanwhile, the newly appointed deputy attorney general Mwesigwa Rukutana who also studied with the deceased together with hon. Stephen Tashobya, pledged to work closely with the bereaved family and the security agencies to bring the culprits to book.

Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana addressing the mourners yesterday
Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana addressing the mourners yesterday

“We shall use all the resources at our disposal to ensure that we bring George’s killers to book. We shall leave no stone unturned,” Rukutana said.

ABOUT THE DECEASED

He was born on 15th March 1959. In 1989, he wedded his wife Jovia Kobusingye with whom God blessed with seven children; 4 boys and 3 girls.

In 1974, he went to Teso College, ALOET-East African Certificate of Education; 1978-1979 went to Makerere College, East Africa Advanced Certificate of Education.

In 1980-1983, went to Makerere University where he acquired a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB-Hons), 1983-1984, attended Law Development Centre, for a Diploma in Legal Practive and in 1985, he enrolled as an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all Courts of subornate thereto.

The family Friends Association members expressing their commendation to the late George Mugyenyi yesterday
The family Friends Association members expressing their commendation to the late George Mugyenyi yesterday

He has been an experienced person. In 1984 worked as an assistant lecturer at Law Development Centre and in November, 1984, became a registrar of titles in Ministry of Lands before he became a private legal practitioner with Agaba and company advocates between 2001 and 2015.

George has been a member of the Uganda law Society, Uganda Meat Produres Cooperative Unions and Uganda Golf Club, among others.

Family of the late George Mugyenyi delivering their acclamations at All Saints Cathedral yesterday
Family of the late George Mugyenyi delivering their acclamations at All Saints Cathedral yesterday

He has been laid to rest at his farm in Ngoma-Nakaseke District today at 2pm.

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