Maria Nagirinya Gateni, who works with Community Integrated Development Initiatives (CIDI) went missing, Wednesday night after alleged kidnappers followed her to her home in Lunguja, Busega, Kampala.
Police in Kampala have started a search for a woman who was allegedly kidnapped by unknown assailants who trailed her to her home in Busega, a suburb of Kampala last night.
According to police sources, the woman was kidnapped as she was entering her gate when two men grabbed and bundled her in the back seat of her own Spacio car UBA 570v.
Nagirinya’s family have filed a case of kidnap with Busega Kibumbubiro police station following the bizarre incident.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, the case is being handled by Katwe Police Station.
“We have registered a case of kidnap. We have recorded a statement from relatives and friends and investigations are going on,” Onyango said.
Nambalira, a close family member narrates that Nagirinya was kidnapped at around 11pm last night at her home gate.
“There was a huge scuffle and the sister made an alarm but they just drove off,” said Nambalira.
According to workmates, Nambalira had attended a training program organized by her agency CIDI, a Non Government Organization that works in the Water and Sanitation sub-sector in Muyenga.
“We had training in Muyenga CIDI offices that ended at 2:00 pm and she then drove away even before having lunch,” said Rose Mwambazi, a close friend to Nagirinya.
This will be the second case of kidnap in Lunguja in less than a year after Susan Magara, a cashier with Bwendero Dairy Farm in Rubaga was kidnapped on her way home as 2018 drew to a close.
Magara would be found dead three weeks later.