IGANGA –The Police in Iganga have launched a manhunt for unknown assailant, who allegedly killed a sex worker in a guest house.
The Busoga East Police spokesperson, Diana Nandaula confirmed the incident on Wednesday, saying available information indicated that Aisha Kirabira, 42 is believed to have been strangled by her client who later locked her body up in a Mawanda Guest House room.
Kirabira’s body was discovered on Tuesday in the guest house, located in Nkono cell, in Northern division in Iganga municipality.
One of the employees at Mawanda Guest House who spoke on condition of anonymity said that sex workers, normally rent rooms on a monthly basis, which limited interference from the premise operators.
The source added that the guest room door had been locked up from the outside with a new padlock without prior notification to the premise managers, prompting them to forcefully break-in, only to find Kirabira’s body lying on the ground.
Kirabira’s body was taken to Iganga General Hospital mortuary for post-mortem.
Nandaula said that Kirabira is reported to have been strangled before being suffocated with a pillow case. She added that detectives had teamed up with both the guest house operators and sex workers in Iganga municipality to try and track down the suspect.
Prostitution was illegal in Uganda, until early this month when police – acting on the constitutional court orders ceased the arrest of anyone on offences categorised under rogue and vagabonding that included sexual service providers.