Montormouthed Facebook blogger Ashraf Kato alias Ashburg Kato has been accused by netizens of being behind the demise of ex-professional fighter Isaac Ssenyange also known as Zebra Mando.
The claims came after he posted pictures of him posing with the late captioning them saying that they met a day before he was killed after President Museveni summoned them to State House.
“Just like you had instructed few days ago, yesterday I led a team of ” bondyas” ( amateur and professional boxers) to new mlMuoago specialized hospital and I made sure they go through Covid-19 test before meeting you. As we were still waiting for results, in the wee hours of today some unknown assailants shot and murdered Zebra ‘Mando’ Ssenyange few metres from his Bwaise home,” Ashburg wrote.
Netizens said he must have been directed to aid in the assassination.
“Always observe people who are guilty, now this one is over posting making lives thinking we don’t know what he did, police should come for you,” One social media user named Brenda Terry said.
Another user identifying herself as Stella Nankya said ” why do I have a feeling that you led the assassins to his home? But Kato you are a mumu, when it comes to investigations, arrest and charges wano you are the number one suspect”
It is against that background that Ashburg went live of the same app to clear his name saying that instead Mando was murdered by the opposition.
“I have only met with Zebra physically two times, we met at Mulago yesterday on the same agenda which Zebra knew about and I was the one in the middle of it. I separated wit Zebra after we took pictures together, we were very happy and he didn’t show any signs that he was about to die. He was normal and energetic shouting Sevo 2021 Sevo 2021. We separated at 11am. I’ve never in my life made any phone calls to Zebra.
We used his phone to take the pictures and when I was leaving he asked for my Whatsapp number so he can send them to me via WhatsApp. I then went to Ntinda, from Ntinda to Muyenga, from Muyenga to Namasuba. And now fools are using the picture I posted to say that I was the last person with Mando saying that I’m the number one suspect. Someone who died at midnight yet we separated at 11am, saying that I’m his last contact meaning that from the time we separated he didn’t meet with anyone else apart from Ashburg Kato….” He said in a live Facebook video.
Mando was shot by unidentified people a few metres away from his Bwaise home.
Police is as of now examining the case.