John Bosco Mugisha, one of the killers of Derrick Muwonge, has confessed to investigators that the viral CCTV images of him and a colleague strangling and bludgeoning the boda boda rider to death on June 29, 2019, forced him to flee to Kabale when he realized that they had been identified.
This website recently reported that the killers of Mulindwa had been cornered (although they were not yet in police hands) thanks to their being recorded by cameras stationed at a school close to the scene where they pounced on the deceased in Rubaga.
On July 2, 2019, Mugisha and his regular accomplice, Young Mulo (not the musician) went to Mityana on another mission and robbed a motorcycle. They were, however, tracked to Makindye in Kampala where Young Mulo was lynched by a mob. Mugisha survived by the skin of his teeth and fled to Kabale after realizing that the cameras had blown their cover.
“I am also known as Mukiga. I know Police was looking for me because I was captured in a video that forced me to run to Kabale to hide but I returned because I was broke,” the suspect told investigators, speaking a dialect of Luganda associated with the ghetto.
He returned to Kampala while wearing oversized clothes and a hood to avoid public scrutiny but was eventually arrested at Nsike 1, Ndeeba in Rubaga division on Tuesday night.
The National Chairman of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), President Yoweri Museveni, originated the concept and was instrumental in convincing Government to install CCTV cameras in urban centers as a countermeasure against crime and it is working miracles helping to trace lawbreakers daily. Museveni has also encouraged private individuals to install the gadgets on their premises.
The Office of the National Chairman, NRM, urges young people to renounce criminality and make use of Government development and economic support programmes to get out of poverty.