National
UHRNJ report wants Pere’s murderers punished
Publish Date: Mar 05, 2014
UHRNJ report wants Pere’s murderers punished
Police Public Relations Officer, Ibin Senkumbi(C), UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Margaret Sekagya (R) and Human Rights Network for Journalists Robert Ssempala share a moment during the launch of the Press Freedom Index Report 2013. Picture by Kennedy Oryema
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By John Agaba

The Uganda Human Rights Network for Journalists(UHRNJ) on Tuesday released the 2013 Press Freedom Index Report, tasking the Police to probe further and bring Thomas Pere’s murderers to book.

Thomas Pere, a former New Vision writer, was found murdered and his body bundled in a trench in Massajja, off Entebbe Road, on June 16, 2013.

He had several wounds on his body and a deep cut on his head.

However, investigations into who could have murdered or wanted him murdered, hit a snag. In July, a month after his untimely murder, two suspects (both commuter taxi drivers) were arrested with a blood stained taxi, suspected to have been used in the murder.

 
The late Thomas Pere was murdered on his way home from work

But in September, the Katwe Police post released the suspects after DNA results turned out negative.

Since then, no developments have been registered in the murder.

The report, released at the Kampala Golf Course hotel, wants the Police to investigate deeper and bring the culprits behind Pere’s death, then 36, to book.

“The actual assailant(s) behind this gruesome act remain at large,” it says.
 
RELATED STORIES

No proof: Vision scribe’s suspected killers freed Publish Date: Sep 18, 2013
Slain Vision Group scribe laid to rest Publish Date: Jun 20, 2013
Police urged to wipe out killer gangs Publish Date: Jun 18, 2013
TRIBUTES: Thomas Pere Publish Date: Jun 17, 2013
New Vision scribe murdered Publish Date: Jun 17, 2013

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Girl drops out of school over swollen breasts
13-year-old Alice Amuronin Pallisa district is in pain at Pallisa Hospital after her breasts enlarged abnormally, starting earlier this year....
Pakistani sexual abuse case judgment flops
The judgment of a case in which two Pakistanis’ are charged with having canal knowledge against order of nature and domestic violence has been adjourned to December 22, 2014 by the Chief magistrate Buganda Road court, Lillian Bucyana....
Daniel Kidega is new EALA Speaker
Ugandan legislator Daniel Kidega has been named the new Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly, replacing Margaret Zziwa....
Archbishop raps KCCA over transfer of taxi park to Usafi
Archbishop Lwanga expresses concern over the difficult access of Nsambya Hospital following the transfer of taxis from the Old Taxi Park to Usafi Park....
Kisenyi Al shabaab terror linked case for January 5
The case of the 10 al-shabaab-linked terror suspects arrested in September in the city suburb of Kisenyi, has been pushed to January 5....
Man gets life sentence for raping, impregnating own daughter
A 54-year old man is to spend the rest of his life in prison for raping and impregnating his 14-year-old daughter....
Do you agree with the ban on the export of maids?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter