R.I.P: 7 things you need to know about Susan Magara’s death

Susan Magara was born on 20th July 1989 to Mr. John Magara and late Mary Maureen Kabayanja.

The gorgeous and ever jolly Susan a now former cashier/accountant with Bwendero Diary Farm at Kabaka Njagala road was kidnapped on 7th February 2018 on her way back home in Lungujja. Her kidnappers had been asking for a ransom of 3 billion Uganda shillings for her release. From this amount a whole 700 million shillings had been paid before her life was put to an end. Has the Ugandan police failed women in this country?! one wont stop but wonder.

Two weeks after a hard and wide spread search for the beautiful Susan, her body was found decapitated and lying in Kigo along Entebbe express highway on Tuesday morning. The ruthless murderers did not stop at taking the money but also went ahead to cut off her fingers 10 days before she was murdered. They were delivered to her parents together with a video recording containing a message which they both picked from Hass petrol station as directed by the kidnappers in a phone call. According to close family, her body bore marks of strangulation. it must have been a slow and painful death for Susan.

The president who has supported this family during this trying time has proved a caring leader. “ I received phone calls from the president twice a day…”comforting it was.  Mr. Magara said in his eulogy at a requiem mass held for Susan that it was the president that called him to go identify the body that had been recovered by police.

It is also revealed that the late Susan Magara was the granddaughter of Mr. Henry Kajura a former Energy minister. Explains why the president was so much involved in Susan’s case.

In a room filledwith a somber mood, a requiem mass has been held today at Our Lady Of Africa Mbuya church where mourners gathered to pay last respects to the deceased. In different speeches that were said Susan was described as a jolly, loving and very accommodating person. Redempta Magara spoke on behalf of susan’s siblings in a sad eulogy that began; “With a heavy heart and daytime nightmare that has become a new norm, i stand here…”

Although the parents are disappointed in the works of the police, the police is working tooth and nail to get these murderers. As investigations go on, a bounty of 100million Ugandan shillings has been put up for grabs pertaining Susan’s death for a person that will be able to identify the voices in the recording.

In the 28 years Susan lived, she achieved the following;

2012 – 2016: BDF Hoima as Cashier

2016 – 2018: BDF Kampala as Cashier

2016 – : Rotaract Bigolobi Member

2016 – 2017: Community Service Director

2017 – 2018: Vocational Service Director.


Susan Magara will be laid to rest at her ancestral home in Hoima on Thursday.

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