INVESTIGATIONS: Kayunga District Chairperson Mr Muhammad Ffefekka Serubogo Muhammad was on Wednesday morning found dead with his body hanging on a jack fruit tree behind his house, in what was termed to be a suicide.
The deceased has been a member of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) and recently sworn-in as the District chairperson having won the LC5 seat in the Jan 14 elections.
The NUP in a statement released upon learning on the disturbing incident described the news as “incredibly sad and shocking.”
The shocked residents who rushed to the scene, however, picked up clues suggesting that their chairman might not have taken his own life.
Some of the residents speaking anonymously noted that the deceased used a walking stick because he had a disability.
“But the stick is not anywhere near the scene. This means that he was brought here, either alive or dead,” the locals pointed out.
The NUP in their statement also pointed to the suspicions saying that many of the locals believed that the chairman was “murdered and as a cover-up hang on the tree.”
“He has been very vocal against corruption and land grabbing. We hope investigations will be done independently to establish the real cause of this shocking incident.” Joel Ssenyonyi added
The deceased at the time of his death was residing with his brother in Mukono.
By presstime, police had arrived at the scene and cordoned off the place, as investigations carry on to establish the cause of his death.