By Ivan Mwine
The leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP) party Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has called for an independent investigation into the suspicious suicide of Muhammad Ffeffeka Sserubogo, the Kayunga District L.C5 chairperson who was found hanging on a tree, Wednesday morning.
According to eyewitnesses at the scene, Sserubogo, who was a member of Bobi Wine’s NUP party, was found hanging on a jackfruit tree near his brother’s home in Mukono.
Initially, locals who saw his body thought he had committed suicide but after closely examining the position of the corpse, suicide was ruled out.
That prompted many of his family members, relatives and colleagues to suspect that he might have been murdered and later his body hanged on a tree by the assailants so as to fake a suicide.
The police were later called to the scene by the area local authorities to remove the Sserubogo’s body, which they took to Mulago Hospital mortuary for postmortem as investigations into the matter continue.
Following Sserubogo’s unfortunate and controversial demise, Bobi Wine has demanded that an independent investigation should be carried out so as to establish the deceased’s actual cause of death.
“This morning we woke up to incredibly sad and shocking news of the sudden death of our NUP Member and Chairman for Kayunga District Local Government, comrade Ffeffekka Serubogo Muhammad. He was found hanging on a tree,” Bobi Wine said on Facebook.
He added that; “For now we are getting mixed messages from the people on ground, with many saying he might have been murdered, and as a cover up hang on the tree! He has been very vocal against corruption and land grabbing in Kayunga. We hope investigations will be done independently to establish the real cause of this shocking incident. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.”
At the time of filing this article however the police had not yet released an official statement about Sserubogo’s death since investigations were still ongoing.
But we shall bring you updates about this unfortunate occurrence as soon the police speak out about Sserubogo’s death.