The husband of murdered Merina Tumukunde, Mark Rugyenza, did not know his wife was in Kampala on the fateful day since he had left her at home in Mbarara.
Mr. Rugyenza revealed he left wife Merina at home in Mbarara on Friday, only to get unbelievable news that she had been shot dead on the Entebbe Express highway.
Merina was murdered together with a one Joshua Ruhegyera on Friday night.
hubby Rugyenza expressed his shock: “I travelled with my wife from Kampala to Mbarara on Tuesday then travelled back to Kampala on Wednesday leaving my woman (her) at home in Mbarara. But I am now getting to learn that as soon as I left she teamed up with friends and travelled to Kampala without my knowledge.
“Friday morning I was called and informed that mywife was shot dead in Kampala. I got confused and quickly called a friend in Mbarara to go and check at home and see whether the wife i left behind was actually there.
The friend later called and informed me that the my wife didn’t spend the night home.”
Meanwhile, Merina’s burial is going on.
Police said it’s actively investigating the incident which occurred on Friday night, at around 10:30 pm, at Nambigirwa Bridge, along the Kampala Entebbe Express Highway, and claimed the lives of two victims, who were occupants in a Black Toyota Land Cruiser under Reg.no.UAW 534B.
The first victim, Nteyireho Ruhegyera Joshua, a 38 year old male adult, was found lying dead, outside the car, towards the rear; with gunshot wounds.
An AK47 gun was found lying along his side. The second victim was later identified by her husband Mark Rugyenza of Bugolobi flats as Tumukunde Merina, a 37 year old female adult, who died in a seating position, in the hind seat, and with a single bullet wound to the head.