Police arrest two suspects over missing IHK doctor

Saturday April 20 2019

Missing. Dr Catherine Agaba. Courtesy photo

Missing. Dr Catherine Agaba. Courtesy photo 


Police in Kabalagala are holding two suspects over the disappearance of Dr Catherine Agaba, a medical doctor at International Hospital Kampala.

Dr Agaba disappeared on April 13, 2019 after she reportedly asked for annual leave from her workstation- IHK. Since then, she has not been sighted anywhere. Several distress messages have been circulating on the social media to trace her but have so far yielded nothing.

Speaking to KFM, Luke Owoyesigire the deputy spokesperson Kampala metropolitan said, the two suspects are still at Kabalagala police stations as investigations are being carried out.
He however could not reveal where the suspects were arrested from and their identities, saying “this will jeopardise investigations.”

“We have arrested suspects who are still at Kabalagala police station. We are still investigating the issue and we cannot name the suspects at this time,” Mr Owoyesigire said.

He said one of the suspects is a Uganda doctor based in the US. The doctor who has not been named reportedly worked at Nsambya hospital in Uganda before going to the US.
On Friday, the management of IHK said they last had contact with Dr Catherine Agaba on April 9 when she applied for her annual leave. Since then, she has not been cited anywhere.

“Our last contact with her was on Tuesday April 9 when she applied for annual leave. We appeal to anyone who has any useful information regarding her disappearance or whereabouts to report to the IHK Human Resource Office or nearest police station. We continue to stand with and pray for her and her family during this trying moment...” the IHK statement reads.


The family also put out a social media post informing the public about their missing relative, but have not received any feedback on her whereabouts.