MP Cerinah Nebanda: The story so far
Police are now after fallen MP Cerinah Nebanda’s boyfriend and four other young men who dumped her at a clinic and vanis ...
By Vision Team
The Police Saturday morning launched a manhunt for Butaleja Woman Member of Parliament (MP) Cerinah Nebanda’s boyfriend and four other young men who dumped her at a clinic and vanished.
Police chief Kale Kayihura addressed a press conference and circulated photos of the boyfriend, identified as Sulaiman Karungi. The two-roomed rented unit in Buziga, Kampala, was often visited by various young men, some of whom spent nights there.
A boda boda rider in the neighbourhood said on an average day, they would ride up to five visitors to the house. The visitors, he said, were usually happy to pay a good price for the ride.
According to the Police, Nebanda drove herself from Munyonyo to the boyfriend’s house in Buziga. While in the boyfriend’s house, she phoned her mother saying she was having abdominal pains after a meal.
When her situation worsened, the boyfriend rushed her to a nearby clinic, where health workers administered and recommended her to be taken to a bigger health facility.true
She was then taken to Mukwaya General Clinic, located on Ggaba road near the American Embassy, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The young men then called the mother using her phone, telling her the daughter was unconscious. They then vanished, abandoning her car at the clinic.
Criminal Investigation Intelligence Directorate boss Grace Akullo told Sunday Vision that they had arrested two medical workers to help with investigations.
Those arrested are a medical officer at the Mukwaya General Clinic and a nurse who administered first aid at the first clinic.
The nurse accompanied the MP to Mukwaya General Clinic. “We arrested the nurse at the clinic to assist us with investigations,” Akullo confirmed.
A security source told New Vision that preliminary investigations indicate that the MP could have died of drug and alcohol intoxication. However, the Police could not confirm this.
A team of medical officials led by Kinkizi MP Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, a police pathologist, Mulago staff and the chief Government pathologist were due to conduct a post-mortem yesterday afternoon to determine the cause of death.
The Parliament spokesperson, Helen Kawesa, said they received the news of her death during the funeral service of Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s dad. The MP had been at Parliament on Friday.
“This was a shock to all of us. Personally, I saw her yesterday (Friday morning) at Parliament. She was even present on Thursday when the President addressed the house on oil,” Kawesa said.
(Reporting by Carol Natukunda, Charles Etukuri and Simon Masaba)