Uganda’s security services have arrested four suspects involved in the murder of a 45-year-old lawyer, Ronald Mukisa of IBC Advocates.

During police statement on Sunday morning, Police said that the “Joint Security task team of CID, CMI and Crime Intelligence, that has actively been investigating the violent murder of city lawyer, Mukisa Ronnie, of IBC Advocates, made a breakthrough and arrested 4 key suspects.”

“The joint security teams have been investigating and arrested four key suspects, who were involved in the planning and killing of the lawyer.”

Mukisa was brutally gunned down in May by unidentified killer at his residence in Kitiko Birongo in Ndejje division, Makindye Ssaabagabo in Wakiso district on the night of May 30, 2023, at around 11:30pm

Police investigations revealed that the deceased died on spot after several bullets were directed at him at the gate, moments after parking his dark blue Subaru Legacy, registration number UBJ 006K.

It was during his return to the apartment that neighbours heard gunshots, prompting them to investigate the commotion.

Eyewitnesses saw an unidentified gunman shooting at Mukisa before briefly withdrawing, only to return and shoot him at close range multiple times in the head.

The brutal murder shocked the nation. Sources say President Museveni directed security services to trace the suspects.

Police quickly detained Mukisa’s wife to help with investigations.

“Since the tragic murder, our joint task team has worked tirelessly to establish the killers,” said police on Sunday morning, adding, “More details will be shared accordingly.”

The murder came at a time of increased gun violence in the country.

Uganda’s famous vlogger, Ibrahim Tusubilwa, alias Isma Jaja Iculi, was killed on March 6 in Kampala under mysterious circumstances.

He was also ambushed and shot dead outside his residence in Kyanja, Kampala.

Mukisa’s assassin, just like in Isma’s case, also fled on a waiting motorcycle.

These gun deaths have raised concerns about the presence of an organized criminal gang in the country, taking out people’s lives at will.

Police have yet to arrest suspects in Isma’s murder.