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Wife, Children Confess Killing Former Monitor Accountant

The wife and children to murdered former Monitor Publications Senior accountant Mr. Abel Katende have confessed to his murder.

Mr Katende’s body was recovered from a pit latrine at his home in Kasangati.

Flying squad operatives have arrested Mrs Katende and her children.

Following some misunderstandings with their father, the family reached a unanimous decision to chase the deceased away from his home prompting him to relocate to his ancestral home in Masulita two years back.

The hunger for more riches forced the family members to later hack a plan on how to end his life so that they could own all his properties.

In a properly hatched plan the deceased received a call from his children Lilian Najuma and Gideon Kaya (all suspects) he had fathered with his wife, a one Janet Namugenyi Katende (suspect) saying they needed to visit and bond with him after a very long time to which he agreed.

On the fateful day of 27th April 2018, the four visited his home, clobbered him with a wielding stick, killing him instantly.

They later carried the deceased body in a car boot and took it to Rutete village Kasangati Sub county in Wakiso where they dumped it in a pit latrine.

However, some neighbors who claimed to have suspected some foul play and to have heard him screaming for help and crying as they beat him to death, told Police that his children had a hand in his murder, prompting officers to arrest them all.

The arrested family members upon questioning confessed to having conspired and committed the murder and were able to help police in reconstructing the scene of murder.

A joint effort by the Flying squad, Crime Investigation Department, Fire Brigade and rescue services, together with area police managed to exhume the body of the deceased from the pit latrine where he had been dumped for a week.

The body has been taken to Mulago Mortuary for post mortem.

The Flying Squad Commander ACP Herbert Muhangi has warned the residents who intended to storm and demolish the houses of the suspects that they would also be charged with malicious damage.

ACP Muhangi called upon the residents to stay calm and maintain neighborhood watch during this sad period as investigations are being finalized.

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