KIBUKU-The police in Kibuku District have launched investigations into circumstances under which two sisters reportedly beat their brother Charles Nasanga to death.
The acting district police commander, who also doubles as the Bukedi region police spokesperson, Mr Sowali Kamulya, confirmed the development, saying the two sisters, Lydia Sabano  and Eunice Kataike  are detained at Kibuku Central Police Station over the killing.
It is alleged that the disagreement started off after Sabano disappeared from home for some time after sitting for her Senior Four exams and this prompted the family members to call for an emergency meeting which was chaired by their father Akisoferi Magola.
A meeting, attended by family members, including their mother, Prescilla Musibika, Mr George Kamine, and Mr Richard Kagadi, turned chaotic after Nasanga condemned Lydia for getting married before completing her studies.
“The verbal exchange between Nasanga and Kataike escalated prompting one of his sisters to grab a pestle and hit him in the lower abdomen and as he was being rushed to hospital, he was pronounced dead,” Mr Kamulya said.
The Kibuku District chairman, Mr Charles Kadyama, condemned the violent killings that are becoming rampant in the district, which he says have negatively tainted the image of the district.
“No human being should have authority over one‘s life. This has become common in the district. This act should stop,” Mr Kadyama said while condemning the increasing crime rate including murder, defilement and domestic violence in the district. He urged that efforts and mechanism have to be put in place to scale down the growing crime rate.
Police urged all sub-county leaders to partner with the police to hold various meetings to review the security situation in their sub-counties.
Over the last three months, four cases of murders have been registered in the district. A total of 16,225 killings were registered in the entire Bukedi sub-region in 2016, compared to 16,006 cases in 2015 recorded across the six districts.
Police recored seen by PML Daily indicate that over the last the 12 months, Kibuku district has registered the highest rate of crime at 4,175 [26%] cases reported, followed by Pallisa with 3,898 [24%], Tororo with 3,856 [23.7%], Busia with 2,095 [13%] and Budaka with 1,111 [6.8%].