Incident Summary:

08/28/2019: Assailants abducted Maria Nagirinya, a project manager at Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI), and her driver, Ronald Kitayimbwa, in Kampala, Central, Uganda. Both were found dead on August 30, 2019. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Lungujja area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: NGO
Name of Entity Community Integrated Development Initiative (CIDI)
Specific Description Project Manager: Maria Nagirinya
Nationality of Target Uganda
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 2
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 2
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included the manager's driver, Ronald Kitayimbwa.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"One arrested for murder of NGO manager, driver," The Observer Uganda, August 31, 2019.
"She Fought No One: Family Mourns as Body of Maria Nagirinya is Recovered," ChimpReports, August 30, 2019.
"Gunmen abduct NGO staff in raid," Daily Monitor, August 30, 2019.