John Fitzgerald Magara, the father of slain Susan Magara, eulogising his daughter at the requiem mass in Mbuya

Hundreds of friends, relatives and mourners today gathered at Our Lady of Africa Catholic Church in Mbuya to say ‘good bye’ to Susan Magara, whose body was found on Tuesday morning in Kigo, along Entebbe road.

The mass was led by Fr. John Mungereza, the parish priest of Mbuya.

“When I heard of Susan’s death, I was speechless. We, as Christians, are taught not to fear death because it is part of life. But not this kind of death. We should stand together against this kind of evil strikes.” he said.

Susan Magara was kidnapped on February, 7, 2018 near her home at night in Lungujja, where her hand bag and cellphone were recovered.

The casket bearing Susan Magara’s body

Mr John Fitzegerald Magara, the father of the deceased, said that the family did everything they could to rescue Susan from the kidnappers. He narrated on how it happened;

“Susan was kidnapped on Wednesday 7, February and on the following day, the kidnappers contacted my wife and told her they had Susan. I told her to hand the matters to me.

I received a call from H.E Yoweri Museveni who actively got in touch and I requested to allow the family go by the demands of the kidnappers.

Ten days before we found her body, they delivered two of her fingers and a video recording with a ‘must watch message’ which I handed over to the police for investigations.

Yesterday morning at around 8am, I confirmed that Susan is dead and indeed she didn’t have the two fingers.”

I felt some relief because we won’t be looking for Susan anymore. But I still don’t know the motive on why this happened. We wait for the answers.”

The family, friends, workmates and selected mourners laid wreaths on the coffin bearing the remains of Susan.

There will be another mass at St Kirigwajjo Catholic Church, Kitoba Parish on 1st March, 2018.

The body will then be laid to rest at their home in Hoima District at 4pm.

Meanwhile, the Police offered Shs100m for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest of the killers.