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Journalist Gad Masereka Unleashes Shocking Truths: Unveiling Corruption, Injustices In Uganda’s Legal System Amidst His Struggle For Justice In Brother’s Tragic Death

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City Journalist Gad Masereka Exposes Deep Rooted Corruption Injustices In Ugandas Legal System As He Battles To Get Justice For Brothers Tragic Death

Kampala, Uganda: Journalist Gad Masereka, who is based in Kampala, has expressed his dismay at the pervasive corruption and inequities inside Uganda’s legal and security systems after fighting for justice in vain for the previous five years.

Many barriers have stood in the way of his quest for justice on behalf of his late brother, who tragically passed away on October 23, 2019, after suffering a fatal beating.

During a conversation with Mr. Andrew Irumba, our Chief Spy, Masereka describes the upsetting event surrounding his deceased brother, Muhindo Godwill, also known as Brown.

Masereka disclosed that Muhindo was brutally killed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, early in the morning. He had been mercilessly arrested by three men in the Dungu zone of Kisaasi, close to the police CCTV cameras, on Kyomuhangi Prudence’s orders.

Even though there was no proof of theft at the time, the four suspects suspected Muhindo of being a thief when he returned home in the early morning hours. They thus tied him to a tree with ropes and beat him till he died.

The beating should have stopped only when Kyomuhangi’s son identified Muhindo as their neighbor. Kyomuhangi and the other three persisted in their attack until Muhindo passed away, defying the son’s intervention and entreaties to cease.

After being called to the crime scene, Maserekka informed Kisaasi community police about a murder case. He was astonished to learn that the case files had been changed in favor of Kyomuhangi, who was in detention along with one suspect while the other two were still at large, after returning from Muhindo’s burial in his ancestral home in the Kasese district.

In Kyomuhangi’s statement to the police, it was stated that three men—one employed at the Monalisa bar and the other two in a nearby parking lot—arrested Muhindo at approximately five in the morning. Following his arrest, they brought him to Kyomuhangi’s house and asked the neighbors for assistance.

She said that she went inside her house, acquired a walking stick, and began hitting Muhindo after opening for the three guys. Later, she obtained ropes, and she tied him to a tree in her compound with the assistance of the three men.

They are said to have beaten him for more than an hour before he passed away. When police arrived at the location shortly after the occurrence, they detained Kyomuhangi and brought her to the Universal Police Post, where she told them the story of how she and the other three had taken part in the horrible murder of Muhindo. Thus, she was accused of killing someone.

Police discovered several of the sticks they had used to kill him concealed beneath the pulpit of Kyomuhangi’s church when they began their investigation. Witnesses added that before the deceased man passed away, he was first brought to the church.

Masereka claims that following his brother’s burial alongside the rest of the family, they returned to Kira Road Police, where the case had been moved. They were horrified to discover, upon their arrival, that Kyomuhangi had reportedly colluded with the local police to turn the murder case into a manslaughter case.

A few of the photos that were shot at the scene of the crime

After learning that the suspect had been freed, they proceeded to the Kira Road police station on November 7, 2019, only to be informed that the suspect had been remanded to the Luzira prisons by the City Hall Court. This forced them to visit the Director of Public Prosecutions’ office (DPP).

After the complainant filed a complaint with his office, the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) office finally called the case file with SD reference: 04/23/10/2019 CRB 140/2019. The complainant claimed that the police at Kira Road station were working with Kyomuhangi Prudence’s relatives to change the charges from murder to manslaughter.

Masereka addressed his concerns and claims of unfairness regarding the way the police handled his case in the petition filed by the complainant and handed to the DPP’s office.

Unfortunately, Maserekka has been traveling from court to court and office to office nonstop thus far to seek justice for his brother who passed away. However, the lack of success in his activities serves as a stark reminder of the pervasive corruption in the legal system.

Masereka is still fighting for his brother’s justice five years later!

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