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Four arrested in connection to Rukungiri murder

RUKUNGIRI- The Police in Rukungiri District have in their custody 4 people who are suspects following the murder of a 24 year old man in Kahoro village, Burama Parish in Bugangari Sub County.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman identified the deceased as Tayebwa Alex a resident of the same area.

Maate said that Tayebwa is reported to have threatened to beat his mother identified as Arinaitwe Slyvia but the old woman fled her home and took refuge at her neighbor house where she slept.

“It was on the following morning when Tayebwa followed his mother and found her at one of the neighbors called Dinah and started chasing her” Maate narrated.

However, unknown to him, Tayebwa was followed by his young brother identified as Benjamin who carried a panga and when he found him chasing the mother he cut him on the leg and he bled profusely.

It’s reported that although the residents tried to take him to hospital for medical attention, he died on the way and the matter was reported to Police at Bugangari who visited the scene for inquiries.

Maate did not name the arrested suspects but said that the prime suspect Benjamin is still on the run after fleeing the area.

The case of murder by cutting was registered at Rukungiri Police Station under reference number CRB 1660/2020 to help in Investigations.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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