MURDER: Missing Egyptian National Found Dead In Soroti Swamp




For over a week, a search for the missing Egyptian national has yielded the finding of his decomposed body in a swamp in Soroti, some 354kms east of Uganda’s capital Kampala.

The Egyptian national identified as Zinhom Ibrahim Selim, aged 32 went missing in Soroti about a week ago.

According to police sources, the body of Ahmed Zinhom Ibrahim Selim, was found in Awoja Swamp on Saturday by the area residents. The East Kyoga Regional police spokesman Oscar Gregg Ageca says they have so far arrested five people in connection with the death. These are now facing murder charges.

“Since the body of the deceased has been found, the charge against the suspects will be changed to match the nature of the offence of murder…,” Ageca said in a statement.

Zinhom was a resident of Cell A, Campswahili Ward in Soroti city. The police first arrested Muhammed Nabil Ali who visited and was seen with the victim on the night of his disappearance and Mark Kisolo who was an employee of the victim. Kisolo allegedly accessed the house on the night and after the disappearance.

According to Ageca, the police continue with inquiries and the consequent prosecution of the suspects in the matter.

Local residents the murder might have arose out of a business competition. Residents say the deceased owned a small business and Soroti, and seems rivalry related to business competition might have led to his kidnap and subsequent murder. Police said the body was delivered to Soroti main hospital for further analysis and postmortem.

The Egyptian embassy in Kampala said they are waiting for investigations from police before they can comment regarding the repatriation of the body to Egypt


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