Police arrests One over Murder in Rukungiri.


By Ambrose Mugisha

RUKUNGIRI- Police in Rukungiri district are investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a 26 years old Elias Twesigye a resident of Kajumera cell Katonya parish Nyakishenyi sub county Rukungiri district.

Asp Elly Maate, the Kigezi region police spokesperson says the deceased was allegedly stabbed with a panga by Augustine Turyahebwa Alias Turyatunga 20 years of Rwangura cell, Katonya parish, Nyakishenyi sub county in Rukungiri district.

It’s alleged that on 22/02/2023, at about 23:00hrs at Omukarere trading centre Nyakishenyi, the decease together with a friend one Julius Mukene entered into the bar of the accused possessing pangas while were from work.

“After entering therein, they ordered for a glass of waragi, the bar owner told them that wasn’t going to serve them more waragi unless they handed over the panga in their possession and which they did” Maate said.

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Maate adds “At a later time when they asked for their panga to leave, the bar owner refused to give them back.

Julius Mukene himself left the bar mean while the deceased remained in the bar demanding his panga.

At around midnight, one Byamukama Bosco the biological father of Augustine Turyahebwa while in bed heard a big bang on his door and the voice was of his son Augustine calling him and told him that he had just killed Twesigye the son of Kareho in his own bar at Omukarere trading centre.

According to Maate, Police of Nyakishenyi were notified by one Jackline Twebaze, scene was visited and examined, post-mortem done and suspect arrested.


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