Ms Nampijja is wheeled from Case Hospital to IHK yesterday. PHOTO BY AGATHA AYEBAZIBWE.

Police are hunting for a man believed to be an ex-boyfriend of Ms Susan Nampijja to help them with investigations into an attack that has left the former Rubaga South MP and two of her housemates in coma.

Ms Nampijja, her niece Shakira Namutebi and their domestic assistant, Harriet Kisakye, survived with serious head injuries and were by press time admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Case Hospital, Kampala.

According to police, Ms Nampijja and her housemates were attacked by unknown people towards midnight at Kitebi zone in Rubaga Division, Kampala on Saturday night.

Deputy Police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said statements obtained from different people point at someone, she declined to name, and they are still looking for him to record a statement.

“We have recorded statements of various people who claim to have heard cries of help and they have given us good information which we are following. Our Scene of Crime officers have also gathered samples from the scene. Therefore, we just need to corroborate what we have gathered to confirm our suspicions,” Ms Nabakooba said yesterday.

She also said they are following leads that Ms Nampijja’s ex-boyfriend made calls to one of the former MPs sister claiming responsibility for the incident.
“We want him to help us with investigations which will also establish if he indeed made the calls or not,” said Ms Nabakooba.

According to Ms Lillian Nakyanzi, Nampijja’s sister, the former MP dropped her at home at 10:30pm before she (Ms Nampijja) set off to her home in Kitebi.
“At 11:20pm, her neighbours called to inform me that my sister had been attacked by unidentified people and by the time I arrived at her home, the neighbours had already taken the victims to the hospital,” Ms Nakyanzi said.

In one police statement, a neighbour claims to have heard one of the victims pleading with the attacker to stop beating Ms Nampijja. “I heard her crying ‘Uncle don’t kill mummy’,” a witness told police.

Detectives are waiting for one of the victims to get back to her senses to confirm or deny the statements. Mr Ken Lukyamuzi, the area MP and the father of Ms Nampijja, said he is praying for the quick recovery of his daughter and the other two. “My political strength depends on (Ms) Nampijja. I pray that she recovers from this very soon,” he said.

Ms Nampijja has reportedly been battling with her ex-boyfriend over ownership of property and last year a case was reported to police but investigations are still pending.

It is alleged that Ms Nampijja while still in Parliament bought property in the names of her boyfriend but when their relationship waned, both claimed ownership of the property.

By the end of last year, detectives were still establishing the true owner of the property.

By AGATHA AYEBAZIBWE & ANDREW BAGALA, Daily Monitor

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