Police in Kampala is investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a mechanical engineer working with the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), whose body was found dumped in a forest.
UNRA Engineer identified as Milton Turyareeba 34, a supervisor attached to Kabale UNRA station is believed to have been strangled and dumped in a forest at Namagoma off Kampala- Masaka highway in Kyengera.
According to Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan Spokesperson, a security guard attached to a private firm is the one who alerted Police after a seeing a lifeless body a few meters from the road while he was heading to the nearby trading centre.
At the time of his death, Turyareeba wore a grey shirt, blue jeans and a grey pair of canvas shoes. With his hands and legs tied with ropes while his head was covered with a cloth.
The area LC1 chairperson, Geoffrey Makumbi, also confirmed that some children have since reported seeing people travelling in a white saloon car and parking around the place where the body was recovered at around 11:00 am.
Turyareeba’s lifeless body was found dumped with many document some of which included an invoice indicating that he had received over 5 million shillings a day before.
“It looked like he was strangled elsewhere and dumped here,” he said.
Turyareeba had worked with UNRA for three years and it is reported that he left his work station in Kabale with a group of people but it was not clear whether he had made a stopover in Masaka.
The UNRA media manager, Allan Ssempebwa described the incident as tragic adding that information would have come from his immediate boss, but he is in terrible grief.