The body of the missing CIDI staff, Maria Nagirinya, has been found in Nakituruli in Mukono District by Police. Maria’s body was discovered alongside another body of a boda boda rider, Ronald Kitayimbwa, who also went missing the same day. They were found covered with dry grass in a water channel. The body of the woman had cuts on the head.
Nagirinya, 28, went missing on Wednesday night when unknown gunmen forcibly took her as she approached the gate of her home in Busega. She was the project manager at Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI), a Kampala-based NGO. Her car, a Toyota Spacio, registration number UBA 570V was found abandoned at Kitooro zone in Nateete, Rubaga division earlier on Friday morning. Police had gazetted the area as a crime scene.
Closed circuit television camera footage reviewed by detectives, according to one source familiar with the inquiries, showed that the abductors drove from Busega to the city’s eastern Bweyogerere outskirts before going down toward Kinawataka.
Nagirinya was kidnapped on Wednesday night. Her family, friends and employers put out distress calls on social media platforms to try and locate her. No one claimed responsibility or made demands of ransom to her family.