The director of public prosecutions (DPP) Jane Frances Abodo has slapped murder charges against Molly Katanga for allegedly killing her husband Henry Katanga.
Katanga was shot dead using a pistol inside their master's bedroom at Mbuya Hill on November 2. Police detectives after getting two clues during investigations decided to compile reports of two accounts. The first one pointed to possible suicide while another pointed to murder.
However, during investigations, it was established that Katanga's body was removed from the bedroom to the sitting room. Investigations revealed that there was a deliberate effort to erase evidence with the help of the deceased's daughter and the shamba boy George Amanyire. It was established that Dr Charles Otai was also invited in an attempt to disguise the death as suicide.
After compiling evidence, the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) and the Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS) agreed to submit the evidence to the DPP to decide the fate of every suspect in the murder. Jacqueline Okui, the DPP spokesperson today Tuesday confirmed that murder charges have been slapped against Molly.
Okui also explained that Patricia Kakwanza and Martha Katanga Nkwanzi have been charged with destroying evidence for tampering with the murder scene. Tricia Katanga who was called in later after the murder had happened has not been charged with any offence. She will perhaps appear as a witness against her mother and sister.
"Furthermore, the DPP has sanctioned the charge of accessory after George Amanyire and Charles Otai," Okui said.
Amanyire was allegedly ordered by Molly to help Nkwanzi carry the body from the bedroom to the sitting room. Katanga was one of the Ankole kingdom princes while his wife Molly is a relative and close confidant to key government and security officials who were allegedly doing whatever possible to save her from facing murder charges.