Police in Kampala has arrested the hit and run cyclist on suspicion of murdering Veteran journalist and Former ISO director for Economic Monitoring, Teddy Seezi Cheeye at Nakawa.
Cheeye was knocked dead by a speeding Boda Boda at Nakawa traffic lights while crossing Jinja Road on March 1. Exactly a year after his release from Luzira.
According to the police, he was knocked by a speeding boda boda (motor cycle) as he crossed the road at Nakawa, just outside Kampala.
Jinja Road Police’s ASP Bruce Oyinebye confirmed to the press the incident, saying that Cheeye,60 was knocked as he crossed from Shell Nakawa along Nakawa traffic lights as the rains hit Kampala on Thursday.
Released last March after serving 10 years for corruption, Cheeye who was founder and publisher of the anti-corruption magazine Uganda Confidential, was slowly getting back into journalism, publishing and appearing as an analyst on television.
After the creation of the Anti-Corruption court in July 2008, several government officials and holders of public officers were committed to the court in 2009, including Cheeye.
Cheeye was convicted on 26 counts, including eight of forgery, nine of making a false entry, eight of uttering a false document, and one of embezzlement and sentenced to 10 years.
According to Police, the suspect identified as Roger Kirya 32 years after a serious manhunt was found hiding in Mbuya Nakawa Division.
According to his daughter, Cheeye was knocked by a boda boda cyclist riding UEH 773R as he was taking a walk in Nakawa.