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Woman, daughter kill head-of-house over food as police swings into action arrests both culprits

Ms Kaguhangire and her daughter being bundled up on a police truck after police arrested the duo over assault (PHOTO/MICAH)

RUKUNGIRI – Police in Rukungiri district is holding a 52-year old woman and her daughter for allegedly assaulting the family head which resulted into his death.

The suspects are; Maria Kaguhangire 52, and her daughter identified as Cosilanta Tumwebaze aged 25 years all residents of Ihendamata cell, Nyabubare parish, Bwambara sub-county in Rukungiri district.

The duo was arrested in the morning hours on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in connection to the death of a 54- year old Samson Turyahebwa, a resident of the same area.

The horrendous incident happened on Monday evening September 2, 2019, at around 9:00 pm at Ihendamata cell.

According to the Kigezi Regional Police Spokesperson Elly Maate, Turyahebwa went home that evening from Nyabubare trading centre and had an argument with his wife; Kaguhangire, whom he accused of preparing food that he never wanted.

Ms. Kaguhangire escaped from him and ran to her daughter’s room, where the late followed her and resumed the fight.

Mr. Maate says that Kaguhangire hit her husband Turyahebwa with a stick on the head which left the victim bleeding profusely.

“The man reached home from the nearby trading centre and found the wife had prepared food which he never had appetite for. They developed a fight in the bedroom which forced the wife to escape to their daughter’s bedroom seeking refuge,” Mr Maate narrated.

The police mouthpiece added that, “the wife together with the daughter hit Mr. Turyahebwa with a stick that resulted into bleeding and death.”

Mr. Maate says that the neighbours who had heard the two fighting intervened and rushed Turyahebwa to Bwambara health centre III but unfortunately the man died en-route to the hospital.

He said that the two culprits are currently being detained at Rukungiri Police Station to help police in the investigations.

Mr Maate has advised couples that whenever they develop a misunderstanding, they should seek advice from relevant offices so that their issues are sorted instead of resorting to violent means that often result in death in such a terrible manner.

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