WAKISO, UG: Police in Wakiso District, central Uganda are investigating circumstances under which one Godwin Kansiime, the director of Victoria Secondary School in Nansana went missing before his body was found dumped in a bush in Kakiri Division.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, Kansiime, 47, was allegedly killed at Nansana Inn before his body was allegedly transported to Kakiri, located about 17 kilometres from the murder scene, and dumped in a bush.
“He was last seen alive at Hollas Café and lounge in Nansana on September 2, 2023, at 6:15 am with a yet-to-be-identified lady as per the private CCTV camera system as he was leaving the place,” Owoyesigyire said in a Saturday police statement.
He further revealed that Kansiime and the said lady then went to Nansana Inn where they booked a room. He’s believed to have been killed from the guest house over a motive that detectives are trying to establish.
“The hotel management hatched a plan of transporting him and dumped his body at Nansomba village, Gobero in Kakiri Division,” ASP Owoyesgyire noted.
According to Police, Kansiime’s body was recovered on September 3, 2023, after the defence secretary of the village, Mr Baker Mawanda reported to Gobero police post the case of an unidentified body that was found dumped in his a bush.
Police suspect Kansiime’s death is connected to a dispute between him and another director of the school.
The said director is said to have been forced to step aside following a resolution of the matter from police in January this year.
Owoyesigyire said that six suspects including the manager of the Inn, two waitresses and two employees of Hollas Café where Kansiime was last seen alive have been arrested and are currently detained at Nansana Police Station.
Meanwhile, Kansiime’s brother, Mr Innocent Bashongoka revealed that they had already picked a sample from their mother to conduct the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) test before the body was handed to the family members for burial.
“We request police to carry out more investigations and we get the truth because it seems the whole scenario was planned between the guest house workers and the killers,” he said.
“They denied us access to the CCTV footage claiming their cameras were not working. A person was killed during the day from their guest house and they say no one heard when he was being killed yet they say the rooms were fully booked at the time,” Mr Bashongoka added.