An officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) was killed in a road accident minutes after leaving the office.
In a statement released on Sunday, October 23, the DCI revealed that Boniface Muganda was a victim of a hit-and-run incident along the Nothern Bypass.
Muganda, a creative designer attached to the agency's Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Unit, was pronounced dead at the hospital where he had been rushed to receive medical attention.
"Muganda who was groaning in pain breathed his last at the hospital’s gate, just before doctors could attend to him. He was pronounced dead on arrival," the statement read in part.
According to the report, the DCI officer succumbed to internal injuries he sustained after a motorist knocked him down while he was riding home from work.
"He was hit by a speeding motorist last night along the Northern by-bass at Marurui, leaving him sprawled on the tarmac metres away from his bike. His body had no visible injuries," DCI wrote.
The police have launched a manhunt for the man behind the wheel of the vehicle that claimed the life of the officer.
Police recovered the officer's gun, Ceska pistol and 15 rounds of ammunition from the accident scene. They also recovered personal and work documents.
The agency described Muganda as a hardworking, self-driven and dedicated officer who performed his duties outstandingly. He also had a good rapport with his colleagues.
In addition, the deceased had a love for the camera and was skilled in photography, videography and graphics and was in charge of the creative desk
He also served in the field and was posted to crime scenes under the forensic photographic and acoustics unit.
Muganda's last assignment was the coverage of the Mashujaa Day celebrations at the Uhuru Gardens. He also produced the DCI Magazine.
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