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Body of missing IHK doctor recovered in septic tank

MUYENGA | The recovery of Agaba's body is reminiscent of that Brenda Karamuzi -- whose decomposing body was discovered by fumigators in a septic tank in a home in Kijjwa Zone also in Muyenga in January 2010.

KAMPALA | The body of Dr Catherine Agaba, a medical doctor at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), has been recovered from a septic tank in a Muyenga home, Police have said.

Dr Agaba went missing on April 13 after taking annual leave with Police opening investigations into possible kidnap after the medical association announced called for help.

The recovery of Agaba’s body is reminiscent of that Brenda Karamuzi — whose decomposing body was discovered by fumigators in a septic tank in a home in Kijjwa Zone also in Muyenga in January 2010.

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Police on Monday morning scoured Agaba’s home in the leafy Kampala suburb upon the confession of a guard who was arrested from Apac District in connection with her disappearance.

The guard has since been identified as Ronald Obonga by Daily Monitor.

“Our scene of crime officers relied on confession of a suspect to search the home in Muyenga and the body has been recovered from a septic tank,” Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said.

The Met Police publicist had earlier indicated that Obonga had confessed to investigators that he had killed the doctor before dumping her body in a septic tank.

“During interrogation, one of the suspects arrested from Apac told investigators that he had killed her and the body had been dumped into a septic tank in a house in Muyenga,” Onyango said.

Sources say Obonga said in his confession to Police that he had decided to kill Dr Agaba for reporting his laxity on the job to his superiors.

He was found with some property, including electronic gadgets, belonging to Dr Agaba.

The 28-year-old graduate of Mbarara University of Science and Technology has been with IHK for about two years.

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