The widow of the late city tycoon Eria Sebunya Bugembe has been charged with the murder of her husband.
KAMPALA - The widow of the late city tycoon Eria Sebunya Bugembe, popularly known as Kasiwukira, has been charged with the murder of her husband.
Sarah Nabikolo, her sister Sandra Nakungu and Ashiraf Jadin -- a Police Constable at Muyenga Police Station -- appeared before Makindye Magistrates Court on Monday.
Kasiwukira was found lying dead a few metres outside his palatial residence in Muyenga on the morning of November 14.
His death was met with conflicting reports as to how he died. Some said he was knocked by a speeding car. Others claimed he was attacked by ironbar hitmen moments after he had left home for a routine morning jog.
Later, police investigations into the tycoon's death indicated that one or two family members could have had a hand in it.
In court, the prosecution team is alleging that the trio -- Kasiwukira's widow, her sister and the police constable -- and others still at large unlawfully killed the businessman.
When she appeared before court in Kampala, Nabikolo was charged with the murder of her husband and later remanded to Luzira Maximum Prison alongside the other two co-accused.
The accused, from left, Ashiraf Jadin (police constable) , Sandra Nakungu (widow's sister) and Sarah Nabikolo (widow). (photo credit: Abou Kisige)
City tycoon Eria Sebunya Bugembe died under mysterious circumstances. (photo credit: Joseph Mutebi)
He was found dead just outside his plush residence in Muyenga. (photo credit: Peter Busomoke)
Grade I Magistrate George Watyekere remanded the three to jail until December 22 when proceedings would continue.
Disturbing reports indicated that the days leading to his death, one of Kasiwukira's family members was overheard talking to an unnamed prominent businessman who might have been in the know of the tycoon's impending death.
Reports also indicated that during their investigations, the Police spoke to some of Kasiwukira's associates, especially those that owed him money.
One of the city businessmen who reportedly owed him money for construction materials is said to have approached the family to repay his debt but they declined it, saying members of Kwagalana Group had to be present to witness the transaction.
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