The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has told Parliament that Police are yet to gather any evidence to implicate the people behind the murder of Yasin Kawuma that took place in Arua in 2020.
“The case file was perused and reviewed by the DPP office in Arua which directed police to carry out further investigations in the case. No one has been charged or indicted for the incident as the evidence gathered was insufficient to warrant any prosecution,” Fox Odoi, the Chairperson of Parliament’s Human Rights Committee, reported.
Yasin Kawuma was shot dead inside Bobi Wine’s Tundra vehicle near Hotel Pacific in Arua town on Monday evening. He was Bobi Wine’s driver.
Bobi Wine, with several other opposition MPs, had pitched camp in Arua to campaign for former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Kasiano Wadri, in a by-election. Wadri was seeking to replace Ibrahim Abiriga who earlier had been killed by unknown people.
Relatedly, the Parliament’s Human Rights Committee has informed Members of Parliament (MPs) that the DPP admitted to having hit a dead end regarding the prosecution of the killers of former MP Ibrahim Abiriga because there were no clear leads found during the investigations.
“No person has been charged as the evidence collected so far does not implicate any specific individual for the commission of this offence,” Fox Odoi, Chairperson of Parliament’s Human Rights Committee, reveals.
“The investigations are continuing and the ODPP team is continually evaluating the evidence on the file to determine any progress made in this regard. This is however not yielding much as there are no clear leads in these investigations as all previous leads hit dead ends,” he added.
Abiriga was shot dead together with his bodyguard near his home in Kawanda along the Kampala-Gulu highway in June 2018.