In his statement, Ssekayi, a resident of Kitovu, Ssisa Subcounty, Wakiso District, identified the missing herdsman only as Kamugisha.
“Information was sent out about the theft on different police communication channels and Police in Kikajo intercepted the suspects for being in possession of suspected stolen cattle and sheep,” Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said.
Upon interrogation, according to Onyango, the suspects confessed to have stolen the animals from Kitovu and that they had killed the herdsman.
“The suspects led police to the scene where they murdered Kamugisha and the body was recovered. The scene was examined and the body was taken to City Mortuary for postmortem,” Onyango said.
Nanjo and Odema are currently detained at Kajjansi Police. They are charged with murder and cattle theft.
The Criminal Investigations Directorate Directorate- CID records of 2018 show more than 4,000 people were killed in property-related wrangles and domestic violence.