Arrest Warrant For Mathew Kirabo Issued by Mukono High Court

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Mukono High Court has issued an arrest warrant for Mathew Kirabo who allegedly murdered his girlfriend Desire Mirembe.

Basing on the November 3rd 2021 search warrant, Judge Henry Kaweesa instructs Police to incarcerate Mathew Kirabo. And bring him to court as soon as possible following his failure to turn up for trial on Wednesday.

Allegedly, the said Mathew Kirabo was over the weekend introduced by a Ugandan lady with American citizenship to her family. Which has led the family of the deceased Mirembe to fear that the suspect may flee the country for the United States of America.

Subsequently, Frank Gashumba who is one of the deceased’s family members called upon the public to help in the search of Mathew Kirabo. And immediately report to the closest police station so as to help Desire get the justice she deserves.

Arrest warrant of Mathew Kirabo


“He (Kirabo) did not appear in court after realising that the evidence against him is overwhelming, please locate him!” Gashumba called upon the general public in regards to finding Kirabo whose case resumed last month following a six years wait.

Prior to this, Kirabo had confessed to the murder and was charged in the Jinja Magistrates Court for murder before bringing remanded. While on November 24, 2016, he was granted bail. And has been out of the coolers since then.

After this, the case was moved to Mukono on instruction by the Principle Judge at the time Yorokamu Bamwine. Following a state compliant that the offense was committed in Mukono jurisdiction.

In 2017, the Mukono High Court stopped the case due to lack of funds to foster the hearing. While in 2021, Mathew Kirabo sought return of his passport from the same court on grounds that he wanted to travel to the states for further studies.

His lawyer, Isaac Kato went on to claim that his client needed to urgently leave the country. And he couldn’t even make appearance at court only for Kirabo to be discovered outside the court premises a black Harrier SUV. This prompted the family to pressure court into attending to the case.

The crime upon which this case stands occured back in 2005. When Desire Mirembe a then Makerere University student went missing only for her body to be discovered in a sugar plantations in Lugazi, Buikwe on July 7th 2015.

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