Former Red Pepper Journalist Hadad Mubiru aka Rasta Hadad has been murdered after covering former Presidential candidate Bobi Wine’s petition case.
According to sources, unknown armed men attacked Rasta Hadad, gunned him down, dumped his body at Kanyanya, a Kampala suburb.
Hadad’s close family members have said that a passers’ by discovered his body by the roadside on Sunday evening. They informed the area authorities who quickly called the police to remove the body.
The police is yet to issue an official statement about Hadad Mubru’s death.
A city lawyer known as Nkunyingi Muwada said that Hadad had a great interest in Hon. Kyagulanyi court case.
“A famous Hadad Mubiru aka Rasta Hadad, a senior journalist working with BTM TV and Red Pepper was reportedly murdered (shot dead) around Kanyanya. He was a common face at all media briefings and indeed had a great interest in Hon. Kyagulanyi Court Case.
“He did many inquisitive interviews at the Supreme Court on the day the Presidential Petition was filed. It is quite revealing on how a murder (by gun shots) can happen unnoticed within the vicinity of Kanyanya Police Station and in glare view of Multiple Police Cameras. Hadad as a journalist has been inseparable with covering investigative scenes and stories. One may think his murder his inseparable from his journalism works…”,” Muwada said on social media.
Speaking to journalists on Monday during the weekly police briefing, Luke Owoyesigire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy spokesperson, said that Mubiru, who was also working with BTM TV, was seen a few hours prior to his death crawling.
“According to one of the resident in the area, the deceased was seen crawling near the scene the previous night of of 6th”.
Owoyesigire added that “When the police reached the scene, they examined the body and discovered that he had injuries especially in the hands, although there were no glaring torture marks.”