The Police Flying squad has taken over the search for Fatuma Ssendagire Nabiwemba, the Deputy Head of Department Inspections and Quality assurance in the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). Nabiwemba has been missing since 12th December 2017.
The Flying Squad Unit, which handles violent crimes and kidnaps, retrieved the missing person’s file from Kasangati Police Station where Nabiwemba’s family reported her disappearance over the weekend. Herbert Muhangi, the Flying squad commandant, says they have already met Nabiwemba’s family members as well as some of her coworkers in the DPP’s office.
Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, says their fear has been that Nabiwemba could have died but there is evidence showing that she is still alive. “I can’t reveal much about the search but there are indicators that she is still alive,” Kayima told a local media outlet this morning.
Preliminary police findings show that Nabiwemba went missing shortly after the death of her newly born baby. She was last seen leaving her home in Wampewo in Kasangati. Initially, Nabiwemba’s family suspected that she could have gone to visit one of her relatives or friends.
It was not until they contacted her friends and relatives without success, when they started looking for her whereabouts. Attempts to get a comment from Nabiwemba’s husband Dr. Ibrahim Ssendagire were futile as he was not willing to speak to the media.